Exchagne 2003 Server priv1.edb corruption

Posted on 2012-08-19
Last Modified: 2012-08-22

We have a Exchange 2003 Server.  The system store shutdown yesterday.  When we tried to restart it the system responded by saying the some of the file required are missing.  upon examination we found that the priv1.edb file is missing and unrecoverable.  There is no backup of the file.  This is not a tremdous problem since we do have the OST files form the few users that are on the system and we can rebuild the email files.  The problem is how do we get the information store to remound without this file?

Even if we mount a empty file we can rebuild the data.  There are only a few users on our system.

Question by:mcgowray
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    You will have to move all log file along with .chk .res and .stm out of their current location and then mount a blank store.

    As you say the .edb is missing did you check Quarantine of the Antivirus if you have on the server ... or might have to use 3rd party to recover the file.

    - Rancy
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    try running the eseutil app on whats left of your edb

    also if you have ost files on the workstations - do an export to pst - so you can import this back
    if you mount a blank store then when the workstations reconnect they will see the blank store and erase the ost to make it match the server.
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    wolfcamel: I guess you missed but mcgowray mentioned this in his post
    upon examination we found that the priv1.edb file is missing and unrecoverable

    mcgowray: You can sure move data from OST to PST as its just few users and then mount Mailbox database with Blank data and then make a Copy of those PST's .... connect Outlook back to mailserver and import the data.

    - Rancy
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    please do make sure to convert OST to PST before you mount blank Database as if so and Outlook syncs it will empty the OST meaning all data will be lost .... If you have done dismount the DB and work taking OST to PST.

    - Rancy

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