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I took a backup of my Exchange 2013 database folder using the Server 2012 Backup Utility.  It successfully backed up the database, logs and other files.  I then took that backup and restored the files to a temporary folder on my new server (in a new domain).  I am following the instructions on the site below to create a recovery database.

http://www.mikepfeiffer.net/2011/07/restoring-mailbox-data-from-a-recovery-database-in-exchange-2010-sp1/

Everything seems to go okay until I need to mount the RecoveryDB.  It throws up a transient error and fails to mount the database.  I am at a loss on what to do.  Any help is appreciated.
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Is the Database in Cleanshutdown status ?

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yes, I am able to put the database in a cleanshutdown state using

eseutil /mh db.edb
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Also hope the "Overwritten attribute" on RSG DB is set to TRUE
Once done ensure no logs or any files and you should be good to mount

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Rancy,

Where / how do I set the Overwritten attribute to true?
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The error that I receive when attempting to mount the recovery database is:

Couldn't mount the database that you specified. Specified database: recovery database; Error code: An Active Manager
operation failed with a transient error. Please retry the operation. Error: Database action failed with transient
error. Error: A transient error occurred during a database operation. Error: MapiExceptionNetworkError: Unable to
mount database. (hr=0x80040115, ec=-2147221227)
Diagnostic context:
    Lid: 65256
    Lid: 12514   Win32Error: 0x6BE
    Lid: 62184
    Lid: 16280   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: ComputerName: n/a
    Lid: 8600    dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: ProcessID: 3472
    Lid: 12696   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Generation Time: 11/2/0413 3:56:59 AM
    Lid: 10648   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Generating component: 2
    Lid: 14744   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Status: 1726
    Lid: 9624    dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Detection location: 974
    Lid: 13720   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Flags: 0
    Lid: 11672   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: NumberOfParameters: 0
    Lid: 49064   dwParam: 0x1
    Lid: 12514   Win32Error: 0x6BE
    Lid: 62184
    Lid: 16280   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: ComputerName: n/a
    Lid: 8600    dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: ProcessID: 3472
    Lid: 12696   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Generation Time: 11/2/0413 3:57:03 AM
    Lid: 10648   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Generating component: 2
    Lid: 14744   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Status: 1726
    Lid: 9624    dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Detection location: 974
    Lid: 13720   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: Flags: 0
    Lid: 11672   dwParam: 0x0 Msg: EEInfo: NumberOfParameters: 0
    Lid: 1047    StoreEc: 0x80040115 [Database: Recovery Database, Server: Exchange.simmonsent.local].
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (Recovery Database:ADObjectId) [Mount-Database], InvalidOperationExcep
   tion
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=EXCHANGE,RequestId=67c7491c-0379-4f5d-848c-530cb22863ad,TimeStamp=11/2/2013 3:57
   :04 AM] 8716DC21,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.MountDatabase
    + PSComputerName        : exchange.mydomain.local
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Take a dump of the Recover Database

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Rancy,

Sorry to be a pain but this is all new to me.  I have been trying to find tutorials online so that I wouldn't have to pest you with "simple" questions but have had little luck.  How do I dump the recovery db?
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I am still struggling trying to mount the recovery database.  Any help is appreciated.
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Hi,

If you are still struggling with the same problem to mount the recovery database, you can ask the community for some third party tools which can do such activities to recover database quickly.
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Get-MailboxDatabase "recoverDB Name" | FL

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Sorry for the delayed response.  I ended up doing a repair /p on the database and was able to then recover it.  Thanks for all the suggestions and help.
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This was the only way that I was able to recover the database to mount it.
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