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Exchange 2003 sbs server - restore mailboxes from backup file .bkf

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Hi I help someone with a crashed server so I need to restore mailboxes from backup.

They have been running 2003 sbs server with exchange and I have backup file .

When I try to restore exchange for original location it says  "Target device not found"

I can choose alernate location but dont know where to put files manually.
I can easily restore normal data. Im trying to copy the .bkf file to local drive and see again if its possible.


Maybe someone know a tool to manually restore .pst / .ost files from the backup file ?

The server is dell poweredge sc1430 and the raid controller has crashed - and we cant find a replacement part :(

please help ... Dennis
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Exchange is not a file level restore
There are two ways to go about this.

a.) Basically you'll have to setup a computer (can't imagine you want to buy server hardware for reinstalling Exchange 2003) to act as the temporary SBS box  The Server Name, domainname, etc should all be exactly the same as the box that crashed.   Then you could do the restore there

b) check out this article about restoring to different hardware  http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2003/high-availability-recovery/Restoring-Exchange-Server2003-Alternate-Hardware.html

Finally Ebay has tons of  Dell sc1430 computers, parts, including raid controllers.   I'd just go get what you need and be back in business.
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Yes and thanks Cris . I found this nice video and I installed 2003 sbs on a computer as temporary solution - but it turned out that there was no backup of Exchange store so its bit fucked up cos only 2 persons had a local copy and the rest was on te SBS working with Terminal server to connect.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgv74n79R8E

I will try to see the terminal server if anything there or alternatelye we have no other options to search for new Raid card for the old server - which can not be found . It was a dell poweredge SC1430 .
Thanks
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I search ebay for the exact same server soon :(
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