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SBS 2003 Std: Can I recover a Mailbox from Log files Backup?

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During the process of transferring mail from a users Exchange mailbox to a PST file via outlook, the sent items messages did not copy over to the pst.  The machine powered down during the process due to a power outage.  When I logged back onto the server and checked the users mailbox, the sent items folder was empty. We have a backup of the exchange log files however.  
My questions are:
1. Can I recover the contents of the mailbox from the logs?
2. If yes, how?
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No, you cannot. You must have a full database to restore from.
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by:Philip Elder
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You can restore the server using your backup mechanism and then ExMerge the contents out.

Or, mount your backup and extract the mailbox database and use a Recovery Storage group to mount and get the data: http://bit.ly/13jQ5oQ (MSKB).

That's about as good as it gets.

Philip
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