I have an exchange backup file (full store) that has been backing up fine over the past few months (that I know of) but now wont restore. When I check the status of the database (eseutil -mh) then I keep seeing dirty shutdown errors. I know that this used to work as I was able to successfully restore back the mailbox store back at the end of november. As far as I can see then nothing has changed and I dont think that any windows updates have been applied (to my knowledge) so really not sure why all of a sudden this has stopped working.
I am using ntbackup (windows 2003 server std) to create the backup file (approx 63GB) and the exchange server is 2003 std. Another possible related q, We have been having problems with our antivirus on the server that the backup file is created on, is it possible that AV might be causing the dirty shutdown messages at the time that the backup runs or is this unrelated ?
Thank you very much for any help you can give