RE: Dead Exchange server - Simple but hard

  • From: Greg Hermida <ghermida@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 11:31:12 -0600

What version of Exchange?  Also, it sounds like you didn't install the
Exchanger server first before you tried a restore of the EDB's, directories,

-----Original Message-----
From: sunil shah [mailto:sunny@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 11:22 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Dead Exchange server - Simple but hard

Hi Everyone :

   Guys I had one server running everything - AD, DNS, Exchange and IIS and
that server dead.  Motherboard fried, and I have to buy new server.  I have
a backup schedule to run every night using Veritas Backup Exec 9.  As I have
read Disaster Recovery white paper and try to recover my exchange server but
have no luck.  Can anyone tell me pls. how to restore my old server data on
new server.  Oh Yes my previous server was Compaq ML530 with Raid and 2
processors and was about 5 yrs old.  The new server is DL360 with Raid and 2
processors also I am mentioning this to have a clear idea.  I have tried
following things but I am getting inaccessible_Boot_Device.  Any other
alternative if any one has please mention me and I am willing to try that.

  I have done following things.

    (1) Using SmartStart(Compaq) Configuration tool, installed windows 2000
as a work group (Have Created partition 10 GB as C on new server and on old
it was 6)

    (2) Using SmartStart it installed all the drivers that required for the

    (3) Created E drive of 120GB whatever was left on new server (On old
server it was 30GB)

    (4) Installed Veritas Backup Exec 9 and imported the tape from last

    (5) Installed Recovery Console and restared the new server comes up fine

    (6) Again Restarted the server and boot up the server in directory
restore mode (using F8)

    (7) Run system restore using Veritas Backup Exec 9

And Right after restore I have to reboot the machine and when I reboot the
machine the windows logo comes up (that tells the boot drive is accessable)
and after while I get blue screen saying Stop : STOP:0X0000007b

  Second Time I tried above procedure and right before the last reboot I run
Compaq softpak from CD to install all the drivers again, incase restore is
over writing any drivers but still the same problem.

  Any Idea guys??????   Any alternative way to bring old exchange on new
hardware...Pls Pls Pls need desperate help....



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