RE: Problem backuping exchange 2000 database

  • From: "Zoran Marjanovic" <zmarjanovic@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 20:39:36 +0100

Hi Albert,
I had the similar problem some time ago. If you go to MS webcasts site (I do 
not have the internet connection right now, only to the local ISP and SMTP, so 
I can't tell the URL) you will find 2 or 3 webcasts that deal with the possible 
causes and solutions to this problem. You should read the transcripts of all of 
them. I tried to fix it with repair, defragment and isinteg check and I did but 
for short period of time, only. Hopefully I had a spare server and I moved my 
stores to it. Since then the problem has not reappered.  
Good luck

        -----Original Message----- 
        From: Albert Charron [mailto:acharron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
        Sent: Thu 2/17/2005 5:03 PM 
        To: [ExchangeList] 
        Subject: [exchangelist] Problem backuping exchange 2000 database
        I got a server crash last week and I had to reinstall the OS.  I
        reinstalled Exchange with the /DisasterRecovery switch and installed the
        service pack 3 and the following rollup patch.  I mounted my databases
        (that was on another partition).  All went OK.  No user complained about
        data loss.
        The server is running Windows 2000 Server and Exchange 2000 standard.
        Yesturday, I observed that my backups were not performing correctly. 
        I also got events in the event viewer:
        Source ESE
        EventID 474
        Information Store (2264) The database page read from the file
        "D:\Exchange Databases\pub1.edb" at offset 1010651136
        (0x000000003c3d5000) for 4096 (0x00001000) bytes failed verification due
        to a page checksum mismatch.  The expected checksum was 3243529293
        (0xc154544d) and the actual checksum was 3377747021 (0xc954544d).  The
        read operation will fail with error -1018 (0xfffffc06).  If this
        condition persists then please restore the database from a previous
        For more information, click
        Source ESE
        eventID: 217
        Information Store (2264) 49f4cee3-b33d-4342-bde0-d603d8e06a46: Error
        (-1018) during backup of a database (file D:\Exchange
        Databases\pub1.edb). The database will be unable to restore.
        For more information, click
        Source ESE
        EventID: 705
        Information Store (2264) Online defragmentation of database 'D:\Exchange
        Databases\pub1.edb' terminated prematurely after encountering unexpected
        error -1018. The next time online defragmentation is started on this
        database, it will resume from the point of interruption.
        For more information, click
        I read on Microsoft web site that I should restore my database from a
        previous backup, but since none of my recent backups are working
        correctly, restoring the previous working backup will give me a data
        lost, which is not acceptable.
        As an alternate procedure, Microsoft article mention to use the ESEUTIL
        and insinteg utilities to fix the database after moving the mailboxes to
        a different server.
        Is this will solve my database issue or is it preferable to create a new
        database for this server (after moving the mailboxes and public
        Is there another way to fix the issue?
        Any advice would be appreciated.
        Albert Charron
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