Solved

Exchange 2010 Public folder database missing

Posted on 2014-01-12
7
314 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-12
I opened my exchange management console and the Public folder database was gone. I checked and the ebd file exists. How can I get it back ?
0
Comment
Question by:WiddleAvi
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 39775637
Are you in fact connecting to a database that has the public folders hosted? Do you have public folder replicas on another server?

Will.
0
 

Author Comment

by:WiddleAvi
ID: 39775668
About a year ago we replaced an old exchange 2003 server with a new 2010 server. The old server is long gone. This is the only server. I tried following the steps in this article : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727370(v=exchg.80).aspx
but got stuck at step 14 of solution 1 since I didn't have a second storage group listed. That's when I came here
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Olaf De Ceuster
ID: 39775795
Assuming this is an SBS installation:
If you have an SBS Backup you can just restore exchange.
Console> Backup> Restore> Applications, choose exchange.
Hope that helps,
Olaf
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:michaelalphi
ID: 39775962
And If you still do not see any progress by above mentioned suggestions and steps, you should try a good third party tool to restore missing public folder database immediately.
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 39776007
The database doesn't just go on its own.
Therefore the first thing I would do is restart the Exchange services, as that could refresh things.
You should also check through ADSIEDIT to see if the database is still listed under the admin group.
If the files are still there then you should be able to remount the database, you will need to use EMS to do so, however you must exhaust other options first - specifically to veriy that it has gone and isn't just hidden or permission issue, because you will be unable to mount if it is already mounted!

No need for a third party tool.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:WiddleAvi
ID: 39776338
Simon
Can you point me in the direction of how to remount the database using ESM ?
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
ID: 39776367
You have to use the Shell.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335208(v=exchg.141).aspx

However you MUST check the database does not exist in adsiedit first, otherwise you could have problems. You should also test restarting the information store.

This doesn't happen on its own - so go through the event viewer to see if anything happened on the server.

Don't try and shortcut this - with Exchange trying to take shortcuts or quick fixes causes more problems. Very much short term gain for long term pain.

Simon.
0

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to resolve IMCEAEX NDRs in Exchange or Exchange Online related to invalid X500 addresses.
Sometimes clients can lose connectivity with the Lotus Notes Domino Server, but there's not always an obvious answer as to why it happens.   Read this article to follow one of the first experiences I had with Lotus Notes on a client's machine, my…
In this video we show how to create a Resource Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: Navigate to the Recipients >> Resources tab.: "Recipients" is our default selection …
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question