I walked into a job with an exchange server running server 03 64 bit and exchange 2007. It also has backup exec 12.5 installed running a weekly full and and incremental nightly. I have cloned (using acronis) a domain controller and the exchange server to use for testing to do a test restore of the exchange server. Every time i run the restore i get an error stating:
A failure occurred querying the writer status
I think this has something to do with the log files. Everytime i try the restore i select the option to purge logs and restore from backup (setting is within backup exec restore options). I also tried the no loss option for restoring the log files which gives me a database that is in dirty shutdown state which will not mount. Also i am trying to overwrite the current files on the drives instead of using RSG. if any of you experts have an easier way to get this restored please let me know. I am glad i am tesing this instead of attempting this out of necessity. instead of cloning the server maybe i am better off installing a new server and attempting to restore i don't know. The acronis image of the exchange server is from july and the backup set is the full backup from one week out of sept. Thanks Experts!