Hi nightmare day.
Ive done mnay mailbox restores before Symantec 2012 backupexec. Today I ran one from tape as per usual. I noticed that it was "immediately" pulling back in transaction log files into the log file folder. I thought this was odd - normally it stages the database 1st to local attached disk on the backup server. - Worried about this - I logged on as one of the users whos mailbox was on the offending exchange 2007 sp2 server. (horror - could not open outlook) - I then noticed that the DBs - all except public folder DBs were unmounted. (the option to dismount on restore- IS DEFINITELY NOT TICKED) - ive done these restores many times - something odd happened. - I cancelled the restore, rebooted the exchange server. The DBs failed to mount. eseutil /mh said shutdown clean - error was hr=0×80004005 failed to mount I ended up moving all of the transaction logs - eventually the DBs mounted - No data lost . I called Symantec. We went through the process of duplicating from the tape to disk to avoid the staging altogether, however i received no explanation as to what happened. Only it would be easier to troubleshoot if restored from disk without staging. - doing this now.
Now can anyone shed light on why it didn't stage - immediate logs loaded in?
Now when i try restore again from DISK - I'm considering restoring to PST. - just need clarification. - This is a mailbox and AD account that IS deleted in 2012. one of the requirements (NO 1) for restore to PST is "mailbox must exist" - what does this mean? im restoring a mailbox that does "not" exist. - thinking of following this
Also if I do the restore from a disk duplicate of the tape - The logs will not corrupt again? - this is advice from Symantec ( I think - I could not really understand his English very well) - any help appreciated. The last think I want is to corrupt/dismount the DBS again.