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lost exchange 2010 databse

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have an SBS 2011, exchange 2010

last week I moved the exchange DB to a new array.

Unfortunately this morning I tried to add a new backup disk and wasn't paying attention, and the backup wizard only saw the new array rather than the new backup disk and formatted it

So I have run a low level recovery and recovered the DB, however it will not mount

I have run

eseutil /p
eseutil /r
eseutil /ml

and a heap of other stuff with out success.

So now I am trying to create a new DB just to get the company up and running. The DB is up, however I don't know how to move the user mailboxes to it as the old DB is off line


HELP!!
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by:jimxox
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second question

if mailboxes are moved will it delete contents stored in Outlook?
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Olaf De Ceuster earned 500 total points
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If you have an SBS BU you can just restore exchange by itself (Restore > Applications only> exchange)
(Hope you restored data after format is good enough, worth a try)
Hope that helps,
Olaf
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
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Do PST files of all mailboxes on the local machines ASAP.
Olaf
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by:jimxox
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Olaf

Thanks for the responses

Got the databases (mailbox and public) back online in the end. I re-ran eseutil /p and then had to delete the transaction logs. It mean that they lost about an hours worth of email, but they were OK with that.

I can also confirm that if the email is stored in Outlook, if you bring Exchange back online after a failure, emails are removed from Outlook if there weren't present in the exchange DB, which is a pain!

Jim
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by:jimxox
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didn't actually help but was glad of the response
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
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Glad you got it going.
It is a pain and that's why I suggested doing the pst's. It's just a fail safe.
Thanks
Olaf
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