I have an old backup that I really need to ExMerge some mailboxes from..... I have restored the database using Recovery Storage Group and restore from archive via NTBackup which was successful (can see the files and they are the right size) but now it will no mount to ExMerge the stuff... I have googled various entries and errors in the event log but no joy.....
Here is the error I get before I try to mount the database.
Warning: if you mount this database before you restore if from backup, Exchange will create a new checkpoint (.CHK) and transaction log files before you restore the database from backup.
To identify the paths where new data files will be created, refer to the object properties for this storage group and for this database.
Are you sure you want to continue
(I didnt mount it before restoring it)
then if you click yes you get
Error ID No: C1041724
In the event log you get;
Event ID: 619
Event ID: 9519
Event ID: 9518
I have built this on a VM Server 2003 R2 & Exchange 2003 server to restore offline too so it doesn't effect anything else. I have even given it the same name as the old server and called the domain the same but no joy.... I have also tried installing each service pack and trying again.... still no joy..... please help!