One more thing did you read the MS article Q237953, maybe this can be not a problem. Regards Simone ==== > 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?