HELP, HELP, HELP, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

HELP, HELP, HELP, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Post by VG9ue » Sat, 05 Feb 2005 04:51:02


I have an exchange server box, 5.5. with SP3. Norton Antivirus deleted the
edb.log file and the information store would not restart. somehow, before i
got to the server, most of the files were removed and the service restarted
with a new priv.edb and pub.edb.

Problem i have is this; I have two huge priv and pub files - about 1.5 gigs
each - just sitting there and CEO, CIO, and CFO want all their old emails.
Dude that claims he does backups, did not do backups this time for some
strange reason and i have absolutely no kind of backup - just these two
files. Is there any way i can work with these files and get exchange server
to accept these files and retrieve the old emails??

Any help, idea, or suggestion, would be greatly appreciated.
 
 
 

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Post by Mark Arnol » Sat, 05 Feb 2005 05:02:57

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 11:51:02 -0800, "Tony"



You can take it that you're in a disaster recovery situation. See the
5.5 DR guide http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Essentially you can restore the box to alternative hardware and, after
some wrestling, get your stores back up. You will then exmerge the
data out and exmerge it into the new stores.

Do some reading and then come back with more questions on specific
issues.

 
 
 

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Post by Allen » Sat, 05 Feb 2005 09:07:04

And don't forget to fire that backup guy.............
 
 
 

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Post by Mark Arnol » Sun, 06 Feb 2005 00:41:06

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 16:07:04 -0800, "Allen M" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >


Can't fire him if he's dead already.
 
 
 

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Post by Ray » Sun, 06 Feb 2005 00:47:36

And the anti-virus guy who didn't read the Norton instructions about
excluding the database directories from being scanned.






before
emails.
 
 
 

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Post by Ray » Tue, 08 Feb 2005 22:42:42

Oh, yeah, and the beancounter that did not let them spend the money to use a
supported version of Norton designed for corporate use that already knows to
automatically exclude Exchange databases from being scanned in real-time
without any additional steps being needed.

A penny saved is a beancounter's bonus!








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