Exchange Database Repair

I've got a database that I've had for over 5 years. We're running Exchange 2003. It's been very difficult to back up lately. The errors I've been getting are consistent with a corrupted database, but everything functions normally. I know ESEUTIL would be a good option, but it is going to take 24-30 hours to complete, and I'm worried about losing lots of data. Does anyone have any better suggestions? If I create a second storage group and move the mailboxes to it, would that maybe alleviate any corruption. Just a thought. I need to be able to back up this database...it worries me. Your suggestions are much appreciated.
mikiebargmanAsked:
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
If the database is corrupted, moving the mailbox will probably just move the corruption. You *might* be able to get away with dismounting the database, making a copy in a different location, remounting the database, and running ESEUTIL on the copy to clean it up, then dismount the old DB and mount the new one, but I haven't tried that before.
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