Solved

Best way to restore data from Exchange 2010 Server that died to a new server running Exchange 2016

Posted on 2016-08-29
5
37 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-18
We recently lost an exchange 2010 server and will be replacing it with a new server running exchange 2016 or 2013. I was able to restore to a directory all of the EDB and transaction log files and also make a local copy on each work station of their ost and pst files. What is the best method for restoring the database for our organization into the new server so the new exchange version has all of the user information that the old version had?
0
Comment
Question by:Greg Hitchcock
5 Comments
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:Ibrahim Benna
Ibrahim Benna earned 125 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41774946
The user information is all stored in active directory so that is not lost. In fact the server details and configuration is all stored in active directory as well. You will want to install the same version of Exchange too (2010) because that is what is stored in Active Directory.

In summary here are your steps:

1. Reset the computer account in active directory for the crashed server
2. Install same version of Windows as you had on the crashed server. Install it with the same exact name as it had.
3. Install Exchange 2010 with the RecoverServer Switch. This will read AD and restore the configuration to the server
4. Restore your databases to the path they were on - since you already have them, copy them to their proper path on the server and reboot.

One thing you do not want to do is install a new exchange server because the information about the old one still will remain in AD and its hectic to clean it up - that's when your users start experiencing issues.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876880(v=exchg.141).aspx
http://terenceluk.blogspot.ca/2011/08/recovering-exchange-2010-mailbox-server.html
https://ripusudan.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/how-to-customize-ms-office-2010-installation-using-oct/
2
 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:Adam Brown
Adam Brown earned 125 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41774947
There are third party tools that can extract the data in the EDB, but they are generally not worth the expense to purchase them. There aren't any reliable free tools to do so.

You will need to mount the EDB file on an Exchange 2010 server. It's not possible to mount an Exchange 2010 EDB on Exchange 2016 or 2013. So, you'll want to build a new Exchange 2010 server and do a restore of the mailboxes on the DB. From there, you can migrate the restored mailboxes to Exchange 2016 or 2013. You won't be able to directly restore to a 2013 or 2016 server.
2
 

Author Comment

by:Greg Hitchcock
ID: 41774983
Ok, one thing I should have mentioned is that active directory was also on that server that crashed so that is also lost. I inherited this issue unfortunately but will be installing on separate servers this time around to add a little segmentation.

So to Adam~ I plan to recreate AD from scratch on the new (separate box-10-11 users) and then try and restore on the new exchange server. Using your method of 2010 first then migrate to 2016...will this still work or do you have a different suggestion in light of the AD issue?

Thanks all for the assistance!
1
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
-MAS earned 250 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41777121
Hi,
Do you have an additional domain controller?
If yes you can seize your AD and recover your Exchange
https://www.petri.com/seizing_fsmo_roles
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/349962ce-a86e-49f3-af20-018745a92942/performing-exchange-2010-disaster-recovery-using-m-switch?forum=exchange2010

If all your DCs failed start a new DC and install Exchange2010,
Create all the users and mount the EDB and connect the mailbox
http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-2010-database-portability-disaster-recovery/

After mounting the database run "clean-mailboxdatabase -identity databasename"
You can see all the mailboxes in disconnected mailboxes.

Connect these mailboxes to the newly created users.

For bulk connecting please check this
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28656506/Command-to-reconnect-the-mailboxes-in-bulk.html

MAS
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Ibrahim Benna
ID: 41803575
No response
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Exchange Server 2016 certifiate error 13 46
problem with default throttling policy 2 20
Exchange Reports 4 25
Archive Office365 Email Account 2 15
Disabling the Directory Sync Service Account in Office 365 will stop directory synchronization from working.
Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
In this video we show how to create a Distribution Group in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >>…
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question