A power surge toasted my Exchange Private and Public Stores. I have been receiving Event ID Codes:
516 - Information Store (1236) First Storage Group: Database D:\Program Files1\Exchsrvr\mdbdata\pr
iv1.edb: Page 3501093 (0x00356c25) failed verification due to a timestamp mismatch. The expected timestamp was 0x19890d82 but the actual timestamp on the page was 0x1988ebad. Recovery/restore will fail with error -566. If this condition persists then please restore the database from a previous backup. This problem is likely due to faulty hardware "losing" one or more flushes on this page sometime in the past. Please contact your hardware vendor for further assistance diagnosing the problem.
9518 - Error 0xfffffdca starting Storage Group /DC=local/DC=AEI/CN=Config
trative Groups/CN=first administrative group/CN=Servers/CN=AEISER
st Storage Group on the Microsoft Exchange Information Store.
Storage Group - Initialization of Jet failed.
454 - Information Store (1236) First Storage Group: Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error -566.
I made backups of the .edb and .stm files and tried to run eseutil /p. I also ran eseutil /d on both stores. They completed successfully but I was getting a new error code:
494 - Information Store (9196) First Storage Group: Database recovery failed with error -1216 because it encountered references to a database, 'D:\Program Files1\Exchsrvr\mdbdata\pr
iv1.edb', which is no longer present. The database was not brought to a Clean Shutdown state before it was removed (or possibly moved or renamed). The database engine will not permit recovery to complete for this instance until the missing database is re-instated. If the database is truly no longer available and no longer required, procedures for recovering from this error are available in the Microsoft Knowledge Base or by following the "more information" link at the bottom of this message.
In the interest of getting the users up, figuring I can restore later I renamed the private store files by adding .old to their file names as in this article http://www.falconitservices.com/support/KB/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=48
I expected that not finding the original store would cause Exchange to create new stores. Instead I keep getting messages like the one above.
1. How can I get Exchange running with a new store so my users can send and receive email?
2. How can I repair the existing stores and ultimately merge the two together?
Right now I'd settle for an answer to 1.
It takes hours to copy the files through the system I'd rather work on the restore out of hours.