Exchange 2003 SP2 server rebooted and mail store willk not load, gives error of compressed files.
I looked at the Priv1.edb and I note it has AC next to the attributes, I have remove the compression option and clicked apply but it seems to be taking an age to apply the job.
My question are, if i cannot mount the store afterwards what are my quickest options to get the email up and running? To assist I do have the following available;
2nd exchange server built and configured, I could use this but cannot move mailboxes as cannot connect to 1st server. But I guess i could setup to receive new mail.
I do have a full backup of the database from Backup Exec from the previous night
Could build a new EX2010 box, no benefit over having the 2nd server available I guess?
Point MX record to hosted exchange for a week or so while I sort out the mess!
As you can guesss not DR in place, you can tell management ythat the mail server is on it's last legs but until it fails they are not that bothered!
I guess im leaning towards either setting up the 2nd server or running a restore from last night, just have not had to restore the full mail store before.