Exchange 2010 Public Folder Database Empty


I am having an issue on my Exchange 2010 server. I have a public folder EBD file that is about 15GB in size.. The database will mount in Exchange just fine, but when you go to view the public folder under the public folder console in the EMC, it shows no content. I have ran an ESEUTIL /d and /p on the file, which completed but didn't resolve my problem. I can create NEW content in the public folder just fine, but none of the old content is there at all.

Most of the information I can find online for this problem is related to migrating from Exchange 2003 to 2010, which is not the case. This just happened out of no where.

Any ideas?

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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
If you have backup for PF dB available, restore it back is the only solution.
bsidfwAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, no backup is available.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
If backup is not available, then there is no way to recover it back.
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bsidfwAuthor Commented:
Surely there has to be some other possibility.. The EDB isn't corrupt because I can write to it. It's also 15GB in size. I think it may be a permissions issue but I'm just not sure where to go from here. I have given myself full permissions and still am not able to see any prior data, just new data.

This is an Exchange 2010 server that hosts multiple clients.. apparently one of our other clients was able to see the public folders of another client, so one of our techs made a permissions change on that public folder to try and fix it, and all of a sudden the data went missing from the public folder in question. (This was new information just given to me)
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Edb size doesn't have any relation with data or message store in your database. If you remove all data  manually, edb size won't reduce, it will be same, until your run offline defrag.

Remember backup is key for any Exchange environment. If you don't have backup you might end up in data loss situation.
bsidfwAuthor Commented:
This was resolved by purchasing and using SysTools Exchange Recovery program and converting the public folder EDB file to a PST. Then we created a new public folder and imported the PST file.

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bsidfwAuthor Commented:
This was the solution when no backup was in place..
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
I don't suggest paid tools. I prefer to use native option. You are lucky to got your data.
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