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Exchange 2003 Dirty Shutdown - What do I do to recover?

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Exchange Server 2003 SP2 RU
Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
 
One Server, One SG, One Database and One PF
Database and Logs are on different volumes
Database is in un-mounted state
Mailbox store is in "dirty shutdown" state
PF is in "clean shutdown" state
Missing the last log file
Last successful backup was on  3 days ago
Ran hard repair on PF and was successful.
Isinteg /test only
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896143

Follow method 2 under resolution 2.

Simon.
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Simon

Just found out that the backup was over-written!  we have logs going back 2 days and backup was 17 days ago.
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Should I run a eseutil /p?
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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You need to follow the steps in that guide.
The logs are useless to you because the backup is so old. If you attempt to use the backup then you will lose 17 days worth of email.

Take a copy of the file before you run anything.

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