Windows 2003 SBS Exchange Restore

Posted on 2011-10-31
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I had a Windows 2003 SBS Server crash. The RAID is completely blank but optimal. The server was 6 years old so it was time for a new one. Ordered a new server with Windows 2011 SBS Standard. I was able to restore all the files from the Continuous Backup that was stored on USB drive. I copied all the mail from Outlook's cached copy on each user's computer. The last piece of the puzzle is the Public Folders that was stored on the Exchange Server.

I have Backup Exec 11d with an LTO 3 tape drive.  I have a backup tape that contains the Public Folder. I am using the Exchange Agent for Backup Exec. I have an old server with SBS 2003 installed on it, server has a different name than the original server that crashed. I have Backup Exec 11d installed on it. It has read the tape and has cataloged it.  When I try to do a restore I get the error message: e000030b - The database must be created prior to restore.

I am thinking this error is because my server's name is different.  I am not sure about the Exchange Storage Group name, Organization and Administrative Group either.  Without knowing all the names of the Exchange Storage Group, Organization and Administrative Groups is there anyway to recover the Public Folder.  I just need to get it in some form that I copy the data to the new server.
Question by:lcales
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    Accepted Solution

    You'll need to create a DB in Exchange on the SBS 2003 box and use the exchange setup /disasterrecovery switch. shows how to do a recovery.

    Author Comment

    Do I need to uninstall Exchange on the backup server and reinstall with the /disasterrecovery switch?

    Does it matter that the backup server is not the same name as the original crashed server?  What about the Organization Name and other containers in Exchange?

    Author Closing Comment

    Had to recreate the Windows 2003 SBS from scratch and restore the backup to server.  Did not use the /disasterrecovery switch.

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