RE: Restore of Exchange with NT-Backup

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 08:37:13 -0500

You need to either use recovery storage groups or use a third party tool
such a ontrack powercontrols or the one from quest, which name escapes
me just at this moment.

Now, if you aren't going to restore an Exchange server with the same
name, you're going to have problems if you don't clean up after
yourself. See KB 822931. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Meelhuysen [mailto:mark@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 5:32 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Restore of Exchange with NT-Backup

Hello all,

I have the following: My exchangeserver crashed. The harddisk with
2003 Enterprise and Exchange 2003 installed broke down. I have a
backupfile of the informationstore created with the Exchangeclient in
NTbackup. Now I have reinstalled my server. It has the same domain, but
a different name and a different diskconfiguration. When I try to
restore Exchange it automaticly tries to restore to the old server. But
this does not exist anymore and I cannot restore it to the new server.
Is there a way to bypass this? I also thought that when I manage to get
the offline databasefiles I can extract the mailboxes so that I at least
have the mail. But these files are in the BKF file and I cannot restore
it to an alternate location. Does anybody know a tool which I can use to
extract the files? Hope someone can help me.

With kind regards,


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