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I am trying to restore database to Exchange server to recover some very old mail from single user.

I made a clone of the Exchange server who also is domain server
The Exchange server is Domain controller.
There was another domain controller for the same domain on the network, but I have removed it from the domain on the cloned domain controller.
The cloned server is isolated from the network so it cannot se the other domain server.
I can start the cloned Exchange server with no problem.

After I restore old backup from NTBACKUP - all data is read back but the backup ends with Fail!.
When I try to start the Exchange server I get errors.
Event ID 9175 and 619
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also this from Microsoft kb

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320705
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1. Make a copy of the database and logs before running any commands against them.
2. Make sure the Storage Group name and miailbox stores are exactly the same
3. Run an ESEUTIL /mh against the store to see if there are no logs missing. They may have not rolled forward.
4. Worst case scenario to have databases with a consistent shutdown is to patch them. However first try to do the recovery effort to roll the logs forward.
best of luck.
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Deleting the logs files before restoring did the job.
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