Exchange 2010 Mailbox 0kb - Possible to recover?
Posted on 2012-09-14
Long story short, we have a client who's mail server (exchange 2010) had some sort of issue. They decided to go ahead and reboot it because their outlook clients were not connecting. After the reboot, the server was stuck on a completely blank/black screen. They did a hard shut off, powered it back up and we were able to get back into it.
Once it came back up, I checked the log files and it appeared as though there were a lot of logs regarding errors on the disk and it recommended running a chkdsk.
They have two volumes, a primary mirror (operating system) and a raid-5 which was housing the database files. We created a new temporary mailbox so that they could send/receive mail.
The corrupt database currently shows as being 0kb in size... However we have approximately 143GB of log files in the same directory... My question is, can anything be done with those log files to rebuild/repair the corrupt DB? Even if it is unusable afterwards, any chances of us being able to recover mailboxes to a PST file would be tremendously helpful.