I have a very unique situation and I want to know the ramifications prior to doing something that could cause issues down the road.
We are an Exchange 2007, single server environment with all updates and Service Packs. We have 5 DB Groups. One of those DB Groups has 4 DBs. 3 of those DBs are dismounted due to corruption. 1 has been repaired and is working fine. We are in the process of repairing the other DBs, but the repair time is extremely long and I have about 10-15 VIPs that I need to get up ASAP. Here is my question...
If I disable a mailbox from a dismounted database, I can then create a mailbox for that user on the mounted database. I can then convert that user's OST to PST and import that data into the mailbox and get the user up and running. I have tested this in a lab so I know it works.
My concern is what will happen when the corrupt DB with that mailbox is repaired and is then mounted? Will there by any issues since that mailbox was disabled from the EMC and a new mailbox added to another DB? Or will Exchange recognize that the mailbox was marked for deletion?
Thanks in advance.