Re: Exchange 5.5 re-build

  • From: "Simone" <sleal@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 02:47:21 -0700

One more thing did you read the MS article Q237953, maybe this can be not
a problem.


> Hi Don,
> I've never have this exactly problem, but in other circustances I did
> somethings that can gives you some ideas.
> First PF - You can make a pst like a backup (the permission won't be
> copied) and then make a replica to the temporaly server. If this bad
> server is the Home Server from PF's, after the replication you must change
> this configuration in All Servers > Private Information Store properties >
> Public folder Server; and in Top PF folder and all subfolders properties >
> Advanced > Home Server. If the bad server isn't the PF Home Server, just
> make a replica.
> Mailboxes - you can make a Exmerge like a backup, consedering that you
> don't know if your last backups are corrupted. Don't forget to use the
> option to Copy the mailboxes and not to ARchieve. Then you can use the
> Exchange Administrator to move the mailbox, since you sad that the bad
> server are working normaly. The data corrupted probaly is in the database
> or in the server. When you move the mailboxes just the data from mailboxes
> are moved, you'll see a considering decrease in the new priv.edb size
> compare with the old one.
> If you prefer to use only the Exmerge, don't forget you have to delete the
> accounts and recreate with a differente Home-Server, you can use the
> Directory Export and Import, in the Exchange Administrator, to recreate
> the accounts, change the column Home-server to the new one. And in this
> situation when use the Exmerge copy the permissions too.
> I hope this helps you a little bit.
> Simone
> ==========
> > My Private Info Store is corrupt. It still works, but gives me a 1018
> > corrupt error in the Event Viewer about every second of every day. I want to
> > use ExMerge to move users mailboxes to another server so I can re-build the
> > e-mail server, and then move the files back. I wanted to do this to Exchange
> > 2K, but I am about six weeks away from that.
> > 
> > If any of you have done this, kindly give my plan a quick read and if you
> > see anything I sould or should not do, please let me know.
> > 
> > I've built another server, Exchange 5.5 SP4 over Win2K Server SP3. Same
> > domain, but different server name. Then shut down Internet Mail on the first
> > and start exmerge. My priv is about 6 gigs, so I figure about six hours.
> > It's a dual 2-gig Xeon server with Cheetahs and 2 gigs of RAM. The server
> > I'll be using to move the boxes to is a dual 500 with 1 gig of RAM.
> > 
> > Then I need to move the public folders, although these are grossly underused
> > and don't contain much, so they could even be lost and then re-built easily.
> > 
> > The slower server will have to be the e-mail server for a little while I
> > figure out what went wrong on the Kahuna.
> > 
> > What do I need to look for? Do I have the basic idea right?

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