[ExchangeList] Re: Moving Mailbox from Crashed server (BE) to healthy Server (BE)

  • From: "Rick Boza" <rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 12:35:22 -0400

Seize the roles?  Wait, didn't we already establish that this was not the only DC in the environment?

There's no reason to seize the roles, and chances are you're going to cause AD issues.  A role seizure should only be done if you are certain that the previous role holder will never be back on the network.  Doing a seizure without killing the previous DC could result in all sorts of problems, not the least of which is issues because of duplicate GUIDs when you create conflicting RID masters, problems with having 2 PDCEms on the net, and a whole slew of other stuff I can't think of right now.

The way I read this thread, there are other DCs in the environment.  If so, there is unlikely to be a need for role seizure unless you lost the role holder, and in a multi-DC environment hopefully you did not lose all the FSMOs.

I suggest you step back from the keyboard, reaccess where you are, and evaluate the recovery strategy befre doing anything.  Best case: document (even on a whiteboard would be fine) the list of steps for recovery, and why you need each step.  Send them out for review if you like, but until you have a clear step-by-step plan (and understand why you are doing each one) I would suggest you slow down, take a breath, and develop a plan.

Rick

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Ravi Dogra <dogra.ravi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
http://www.msexchange.org
-------------------------------------------------------Thanks Jitendra,

Can we be on call.. you can buzz me at 9899647200... i will call you back.

Thanks for your response.

Thanks
RD

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 5:31 AM, jitendra singh
<jiten_rwt2003@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Dear ,
>
> You also have other option.
> Create Aditional DC, Transfer all FSMO roles,GC & seize.Make it Domain
> controler now format the current DC and run setup/disasterrecovery.
> But keep in mind, don;t restore system state back up to new formated server.
>
> On Mon, 08 Sep 2008 jitendra singh wrote :
>
>>
>>Ceate a new exch. orginazation & Use LegancyDN tool.
>>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324606
>>Kindly reply it is use full for you or not.So that i can give you
>>other solutions.
>>
>>Regards
>>Jitendra
>>DCA,Caliber Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
>>B1/J2 MCIE, New Delhi-44
>>India
>>
>>On Mon, 08 Sep 2008 Ravi Dogra wrote :
>> >http://www.msexchange.org
>> >-------------------------------------------------------Hi James,
>> >
>> >This server was also my Domain Controller (on WAN and the gud one is
>> >on Site) and holds DNS as well, that is why i restored system state.
>> >Please suggest if i can still go with what you have suggested above.
>> >Thanks for you Help!!!
>> >
>> >Thanks
>> >RD
>> >
>> >
>> >On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 3:54 AM, James Chong <jchong@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > wrote:
>> > > http://www.msexchange.org
>> > > -------------------------------------------------------What's the
>> > > error when the /disasterecovery failed? You can perform this without backup
>> > > of C: or systemstate of this computer (as long as AD is still alive) Maybe
>> > > the systemstate restore is bad or had corrupted registry. Rebuild without
>> > > the system state.
>> > >
>> > > If you cannot get it to work; you always have an option of blowing
>> > > away the server object using adsiedit and just doing a new install using
>> > > same name.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > James Chong
>> > > Sr. Systems Engineer
>> > > Simplexity, LLC.
>> > > 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
>> > > Reston, VA 20191
>> > > O (703) 657-4612
>> > > C (703) 863-1483
>> > > ________________________________________
>> > > From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > > [exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ravi Dogra
>> > > [dogra.ravi@xxxxxxxxx]
>> > > Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 5:22 PM
>> > > To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > > Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Moving Mailbox from Crashed server (BE) to
>> > > healthy Server (BE)
>> > >
>> > > http://www.msexchange.org
>> > > -------------------------------------------------------Hi,
>> > >
>> > > I tried everything and it looks like that either i need to cleanup
>> > > (bad entries for .net framework and other components) my registry or
>> > > look for any other solution, other than resolving the problem.
>> > >
>> > > Now, the only +ve is that i have my exchange database intact. want to
>> > > know how in can restore data or mailboxes for the mailboxes on crashed
>> > > server using best method available.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Thanks
>> > > RD
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > On Sat, Sep 6, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Ravi Dogra <dogra.ravi@xxxxxxxxx>
>> > > wrote:
>> > >> Hi,
>> > >>
>> > >> Urgent Help needed!!!
>> > >>
>> > >> I have got one of my BackEnd server OS crashed and didnt have Backup
>> > >> of C Drive although i have backup of System State. After Restoring
>> > >> System State i got active directory restored but when i try to run
>> > >> Setup /DisasterRecovery it doesnt proceed.
>> > >>
>> > >> Problem is that i dont have my SMTP, IIS and WWW services started on
>> > >> this server... they are set to automatic and doesnt start. and it
>> > >> looks like its because i dont have my C Drive backup restored b/c i
>> > >> dont have one.
>> > >>
>> > >> I have another BE server which is healthy, is this possible to move
>> > >> mailboxes from crashed server to healthy server.
>> > >>
>> > >> Need Urgent Support!!!  the server crashed holds Mailboxes of People
>> > >> in Leadership :-)
>> > >>
>> > >> Thanks,
>> > >> RD
>> > >>
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > Ravi Dogra
>> > > 9899647200
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