To cut out the long story, I have an SBS 2003 server. There was once another DC added to the network but it died. So it went into tombstone state.
I'm now migrating to SBS 2011 and have the journal wrap error. So I have used the ntdsutil to clean up the metadata successfully as per the excellent article at http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
The journal wrap condition still exists. My choices now are:
set the BurFlags to D2
set the BurFlags to D4
or enable journal wrap automatic restore
From my reading up on these options, all three pose a threat of possible data loss which I obviously want to avoid. I have backed up the system state at several stages already.
Which option is the right one to do?