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repair exchange data base

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I have a data base that is in a dirty shut down state. I copied the required transaction logs into a folder and ran the following command.

Eseutil /R E00 /L "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\RequiredLogs" /s "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\RequiredLogs" /d "E:\s2" /i
o   The command completed successfully.
 
¿  We ran the following in the command prompt to check the health of s3 databases.
o    Eseutil /MH "E:\s2\s3.edb"
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State: Dirty Shutdown
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Do I have to move the log files back before I check the database health.

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by:Jamie McKillop
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Hello,

You were not supposed to move the logs, you were supposed to copy then. If you moved them, put them back then run:

Eseutil /r E00 /l <path to logs> /d <path to database>

If that doesn't succeed, you will have to try a hard repair:

Eseutil /d <path to database>

After running a hard repair, you will need to remove any log files.

-JJ
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by:WIZU2
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it says that it completes successfully but when I check the health it says that it is still dirty?
/d or /p for a hard repair?
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by:Jamie McKillop
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You will need to do a hard repair using /p

-JJ
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by:WIZU2
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After I run this
Eseutil /R E00 /L "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\RequiredLogs" /s "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\RequiredLogs" /d "E:\s2" /I

am I supposed to move those logs back to where I copied them from before I try a health check?
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by:Jamie McKillop
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No. Before you run Eseutil /R, you should copy the logs and database to another location in case something goes wrong and you need to restore them. After eseutil /r completes, you don't move or copy anything.

-JJ
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by:WIZU2
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I copied the transaction logs to a folder called requiredlogs including the E00.logs and E00.chk

I ran this

Eseutil /R E00 /L "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\RequiredLogs" /s "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\RequiredLogs" /d "E:\s2" /I

says it completes successfully

then I run
Eseutil /MH "E:\s2\s3.edb"

still says dirty shutdown. So the next step would be to run?????

Eseutil /P E00 /L "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\RequiredLogs" /s "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\RequiredLogs" /d "E:\s2" /I
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by:Jamie McKillop
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No, you don't run ESEUTIL against the copy. You need to run it against the originals.

-JJ
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by:WIZU2
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There is more than one database in the original folder. One of them in there mounts fine. I assume I would need to dismount the other database before I run this? Do I have to copy the databases somewhere first?
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by:Jamie McKillop
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Yes, you will need to dismount all the stores in the storage group as they share log files.

-JJ
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by:WIZU2
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So just to be sure try running this first

Eseutil /R E00 /L "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group" /d "E:\s2" /I

if that doesn't work run

Eseutil /P E00 /L "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group" /d "E:\s2" /I
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Eseutil /r E00 /l "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group" /d "E:\s2"

If that doesn't succeed, you will have to try a hard repair:

Eseutil /d "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group\<name>.edb"

Replace <name> with the actual file name.

After running a hard repair, you will need to remove any log files

-JJ
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by:WIZU2
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It worked....your Awesome!!
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