RE: Dead Exchange server - Simple but hard

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 12:30:49 -0500

I've used this with success several times:


From: sunil shah [mailto:sunny@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 12:22 PM
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 server

    (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

    (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 (0XF2063848,0XC00000034,0X00000000). 

  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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