Recover Exchange 2010

I had an exchange server 2010 fail.  I have a copy of the v14 folder with all subfolders on an external HDD.  How can I get my exchange server working.  I have a new server 2008 R2 connect to my domain.  Have IIS running and have installed Exchange 2010.  The server has the same name as the old server and same IP address.  How do I get my mailboxes and settings back?  Step by step in great detail would be greatly appreciated.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
I would recommend that you download and run Kernel Data Recovery for Exchange Server. This will allow you to repair/scan your EDB database and export mailboxes to PST or back into your Exchange environment.


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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Did you install Exchange with the recovery switch?
You have probably stopped a successful recovery without third party tools.
The recovery of Exchange is well documented on TechNet - if you had read that first then you probably wouldn't have needed to post.

If you had reinstalled Exchange using the recovery switch then you could just put the database back and you would be close to where you were when the server failed. Right now you have a mess.

Personally I would suggest calling Microsoft support. Get them to remote in and help you rescue what you can. May well be cheaper than any third party tool.

Marshal HubsEmail ConsultantCommented:
Check out this thread :

However, to get your exchange server into working condition in a timely manner, I would suggest you to take help from professional recovery tools such as Stellar Phoenix, lucid, Systools. Out of all, I have a good experience with Stellar Phoenix Exchange Recovery Software, which not only repaired my corrupt edb, but it recovered some deleted mails from my mailbox as well.

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