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Exchange 2007 Refuses to mount recovered mail database

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Our exchange server 2007 died tonight, I rebuilt the server, configured exchange 2007. Dismounted the default database and set it to "Overwrite". I then restored the mailbox database.edb to the default path and overwrote the default database and the logs. I now try to mount the database and I get an error saying it can not mount the database.

Have I done anything wrong in the process? Should I be using recovery storage groups instead?
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Is the database in clean shutdown state?

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How do I know that?

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Ok found some articles. Will try tonight and see how I go.

Quick question, is the recovery storage group method not viable in this situation?
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Thanks looking at these now will post back.

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Thanks for the update

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Thanks. Did the eseutil /r /p /g /d and was then able to mount the database. It appeared to not have been a clean shutdown when it was backed up.

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Thanks for the update and the points and BTW just as an FYI, backups of Exchange are always dirty since they are live and when the database is restored the backup application will roll the log set to put it into a clean shutdown state so it sounds as though for whatever reason the backup application failed to do the roll-up process.
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