Exchange Restore

  • From: "Anil Chopra" <achopra7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 13:07:41 +0530

Dear all,

We have exchange 2000 implemented in Front-end-Backend format. 4 days back our 
Backend exchange crashed. I installed a new exchange server on a different 
machine and restored offline backup of the server which crashed. The very next 
day we installed exchange on the older box (on which exchange had crashed). 
Exchange got installed peacefully, offline database got restored. Users 
mailboxes were connected without any problem. Users were also able to open 
their mailboxes.

When we checked internal and external mail flow we found that mails were able 
to come in but we had problems in sending messages out to internet. We were 
able to send mails to users internally but whenever we sent messages to 
internet the message went in the queue "Mails with unreachable destination" We 
were not able to send messages to front end server. Even exchange in other 
sites had messages in the queue "unreachable destination"

Finally we had to move back to the new server. The sequence of event was as 

Server 1 with the name Exch1 crashed.
Server2 with the new name Exch2 installed 
Database of Server1 restored at Server2
Server-installed with the name Exch1
Database of Server2 restored at Server1

Any help on the above would be highly appreciated.


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