can I mount am Exchange 2007 database in Exchange 2010

Last week we upgraded Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010.

Now we find we need to re-import some of the mailboxes from the 2007 database.

Can I mount the 2007 database in 2010 ?


What I did:

took the edb file from Exchange 2007

Ensured it was in a Clean Shutdown State

Copied it to the exchange 2010 server

Ran the following EMS script:

New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name “RecoveryDatabase01” -Server NEW-MAIL -EdbFilePath “C:\source-edb-file\mailbox database.edb” -LogFolderPath “C:\source-edb-file\logs”



I have tried to mount the .edb file but it fails with error

MapiExceptionCallFailed.

Unable to mount Database - (hr=0x80004005, ec=-1213)

I have deleted the logs and re-tried but same error.

Any Ideas Please,

Regards,

Paul
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
You cannot mount a Exchange 2007 database in Exchange 2010 as they are structurally different. You will most likely need to use a third party tool to extract the data from your 2007 database. Have a look at OnTrack PowerControls as it will let you mount the database and extract mailboxes to a PST file - http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/email-recovery/
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Don ThomsonCommented:
How many users have exchange mailboxes?
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Bring your Exchange 2007 back-up, create RSG, restore DB, cut data into pst and merge the data to user mailbox, easy, fast and free solution and don't spend any more time in mounting 2007 db on 2010 as it won't work.
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zoltan9992000Author Commented:
There are 15 mailboxes to extract

The exchange 2007 server has been upgraded to Exchange 2010.

If I create a new Exchange 2007 server  whats the best way to mount the edb file  into it.

Thanks for the prompt responses.
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
This will be the case of DR. Follow this
http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2007/high-availability-recovery/Recovering-Exchange-2007-Server-RecoverServer-switch.html

Once you server is back up, you can restore DB's into RSG, don't try to create old DB and mount, as your users are now on new server.
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
Another option is a EDB to PST tool such as Stellar Recovery.
http://www.stellarinfo.com/edb-exchange-server-recovery.htm

Then inject those PSTs into the new mailboxes in 2010.
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zoltan9992000Author Commented:
Thanks for all the help guys,


I do not have access to the domain controller so the /recoverserver switch was not an option.

What I ended up doing was:

Recreated exchange using the same organizational name.

Created RSG and attached the last good backup to it ( a standalone edb file)

created new users (same display name) as the mailboxes I wanted.

Merged across .

I still need to connect a 32bit PC with Outlook and remote Exchange tools so I can create the PST files.

Why MS makes so many of it tasks unbelievably complicated and torturous is beyond my understanding.

I really do wonder about their motives at times.

 
Thanks again for the assistance.

Regards

Paul
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Ya, I agree with you Paul. It is always complicated to get data from Exchange. Mailbox still easy to get it, when it comes to Public folder, things are very complicated. Good to see you were able to get the data and thanks for points as well.
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