How do I restore the public folders in Exchange 2003?

Posted on 2011-10-01
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I then tried restoring just the Public Folder Store from the previous night’s backup but I can’t get it to mount.  

I tried restoring the Public Folder Store:

 (See screenshots 1 -3 below)

Restore Status
Operation: Restore

Backup of " XXXXCORPEMAIL04\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group", Restored to"XXXXCORPEMAIL04\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group"
Backup set #1 on media #1
Backup description: "Set created Thursday"

Restore started on 9/30/2011 at 11:16 PM.
Restore completed on 9/30/2011 at 11:59 PM.
Directories: 3
Files: 11
Bytes: 10,546,074,836
Time:  43 minutes and  4 seconds


But, when I try to mount the database, I get:

 (see screenshot 4 below)

What am I doing wrong????

 screenshot screenshot3.jpg
Question by:grhelm
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Author Comment

ID: 36897150
BTW, this is teh command that is used to crteate the backups:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Backup\exchbu.bks" /n "ExchangeBackupThur.bkf" /d "Set created Thursday" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "exchbu" /l:s /f "R:\Backup\HTS\xxxxcorpemail\ExchangeBackupThur.bkf"

Expert Comment

ID: 36897172
The ID no: C1041724 indicates that  there is insufficient free disk space on the drive that contains the databases that you are trying to mount. .

Check the Free Disk Space on the server.

Reference article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294318

Author Comment

ID: 36897194
I'll check the freespace, but just looking at it initially there is at least 7GB of space available.

One other thing I wanted to note, I did try eseutil:

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Expert Comment

ID: 36897262

Author Comment

ID: 36897273
Some additional info:

Free space is 9.54 GB

And the event viewer shows:

Author Comment

ID: 36897309
Following the instructions at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328639 did not work.

I moved all the log files from

D:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA

to a temp directory and then copied all the log files from:

C:\temprest\First Storage Group
(The location that was refrenced during the RESTORE and the logfile range referenced by the eseutil /cm command.)

I then tried remounting the Public Folder DB in ESM and I get the same C1041724 error.

Accepted Solution

Morasiva earned 2000 total points
ID: 36897385
Run the HARD REPAIR by using the the command ESEUTIL /P "path of the database"

Author Comment

ID: 36897477
Okay, running the hard repair...

Author Comment

ID: 36897589
That seems to have worked, thanks!

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