Damaged exchange store - options to rebuild?
Posted on 2014-01-16
Exchange has a damaged mailbox store. The raid card was failing (has been replaced) and caused some form of corruption - it's still working and live, we do have backups but the problem is already apparent in them. ESE will not let us create valid backups because of this. We also have a mailbox we can't delete out of the store. We need to somehow repair or replace the damaged store.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 w/ Exchange 2003 Sp2
I have tried running eseutil against the database and it failed and would not remount. (I can't recall which flags) I restored from a backup and it mounted back. Are there possibly certain flags to run that might work?
What would be the best way to resolve this? I was thinking of setting up a temporary exchange server and migrating the mailboxes over, recreating the store on SBS, and moving them back over. Would that work? Can you do that with SBS 2003?
Other options: Export to PSTs, recreate store, import PSTs. What are the downsides of doing this?
Open to any other ideas as well.