RE: Exchange 5.5 restore from disaster

  • From: "Gonzalez, Thomas A." <Thomas.Gonzalez@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 14:58:33 -0500

do you mean EDB? I would try the following---------------create a new
server....load ex5.5 with the same configuration sp4 and post fixes and hot
fixes.....create the exact same site (DO NOT JOIN).....make sure the server
has the same name as the one that crashed......restore using NTbackup or
Veritas or what ever they used with the exchange agent.....restore the is/ds
and remove the following key ----
HKey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\Restore in
and then run the consistency checker and isinteg -patch. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Moto Tohda [mailto:m-tohda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 2:43 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange 5.5 restore from disaster

Hi all,

One of my customer's Exchange 5.5 server had a hardware failure and only 
thing they could recover was their *.PDB files.
I installed Exchange 5.5 on a test PC and tried to put that data back in.
However, no information could be read.
What is the best way to recover from PDB files?
I am desperate in need for good suggestions.
Thank you so much.

        Moto Tohda 

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