Rebuild failed Exchange Mail Database
Posted on 2013-05-20
As a short opener; I was in the process of moving old mailboxes to a VHD drive on a NAS when the NAS failed. The move had not completed. I have managed to get off from the NAS the backup mail pst's but now I need to understand how to put Exchange right as I can't seem to run backups at the moment from Exchange - I think due to some sort of maintenance mode. (OS is SBS 2011 - Exchange 2010)
So, currently, I have a Mail Database pointing to a volume that is no longer connected. All I want to do is move the mailboxes (about 10) back to the original DB or another, I don't mind, so that I can stabilise Exchange. Once working properly I will then move to a local partition rather than a VDH.
Can anyone provide a step by step to recover? I was thinking of just deleting the MDB but I don't want to make matters worse - it's been bad enough...!