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Hardware failed of my exchange 2010 server.

Dear All,

I have a total hardware failed of my exchange 2010 server and i don't have a backup at all. I bring a new server and I would I need to install a new exchange and then polling all the mailboxes settings to the new server until I receive the part of the old server and solve the hardware problem. I need to make the users start sending and receiving email immediately.

Please help me doing that, I think the dial ton recovery work in my situation.

4 Solutions
What todo?? Install windows 2008, install exhcnage 2007. Get your nose on the grind stone and create the new mailboxes (Hope you have a seperate dc), copy all the ost files on the local harddisk to a seperate directory, direct all outlook clients to the new server and extract all OST files with a OST extraction tool and make it to PST and let the users open this PST to populate the new exchange server with the emails from the users.
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And the make backups!!! every day!
Tyler LaczkoCommented:
replace the failed hardware in the machine and turn back on.

fastest solution.
Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
I dont know what dmeeren is on about exchange 2007 for but IF YOU CANT repair the old hardware quickly then build a new server and give it the same IP and name. Join the domain and then on the exchange CD run setup.com /recoverserver

This will rebuild your exchange server from info held in active directory for you.
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you can build a new Exchange server with Setup.com  /recoverserver it will bring mailboxs and all configuration of the old server ,
after if you can get access to the edb files in the failed server , you can mount it on the new one and exports mailboxs into pst .and re import them in the new mailboxs .

refere to http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvravailabilityandisasterrecovery/thread/aac53911-1a99-44e0-be12-1339f9ee72b0/
Arabsoft_SecurityAuthor Commented:
so i need to install windows and make the same settings, name and ip and then i use the "Setup.com  /recoverserver" command.
is there a details of how i can use the command?
Yes ,just rebuild the server with the same machine name  ,ip etc , and use the exchange installation media , browse to the dvd in cmd and tape setup.com /recoverserver  , the installation wizard wil start in graphic mode with option to recover the installation from configuration stored in active directory .
Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Exactly as I said about 4/5 posts up yes.
New build server, same IP, same NAME, Join Domain, run SETUP.COM /recoverserver.

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