Recover EDB to new mailstore
Posted on 2011-10-01
We recently lost our EDB file which was had been shutdown dirty. I had a lot of difficulty recovering/restoring and ended up moving the EDB and log files out of the directory (E:\MailBoxStore\ProdMailstore.edb) and letting exchange create a new empty mailstore. (so our users, about 50), could send and receive email). We do not have a good backup that can be used.
I am now in the process of trying to continue my efforts to recover the historic production email data from the EDB that had been shutdown Dirty but do not want to unintentionally disrupt current mail flow.
I moved the original log files to a different Exchange server that is on the same domain and started running "eseutil /r E00 /a /LE:\MailBoxStore /d E:\MailBoxStore\Recovered.edb".
I then stopped this process as it occurred to me that moving the log files and changing the DB name may not mean that the eseutil will recover to a different mail store. Any recommendations on how to best approach this without disrupting current flow of mail? I then plan to use the exchange tool EXMerge or the 2007 equivilent to get everyone back up to normal state.