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replay inconsistent exchange log files into restored clean database

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We've had an unfortunate incident with our exchange 2007 server which has resulted in us needing to restore our backup from 2 days ago.

We are using Veeam 7 backup for VMware and although I can’t 100% confirm yet as the restore process is still continuing, I believe the restored database will be in a CLEAN shutdown state (Veeam manuals seem to indicate this will be the case).

We have log files on a different drive for the last 2 days. However when doing “eseutil /ml” on the transaction logs, the results indicate the logs are NOT consistent/healthy and it seems the last few logs are missing. But only a few. While checking the time stamp on the final log files. It suggests we would only miss out on a few minutes of exchange activity which we can live with if we can manage to incorporate the logs that do exist.

Therefore my question is: How can I merge my slightly inconsistent existing log files from the last 2 days into my soon to be restored clean database which is 2 days old?

My google searches give lots of good reading on dirty databases and clean logs etc, but I haven’t managed to find any that seem to fit my problem exactly.

Advice appreciated. Thanks
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Sorry, right now I don't have much time, so I'm posting just a link in case you didn't saw it jet.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123479(v=exchg.80).aspx

In the end it is talking about eseutil switch /A - it is used when the last LLR log file is missing or it is corrupted.
I hope it will be of some help.
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