[ExchangeList] Re: crashing exchange 2003 server - help

  • From: Rick Boza <rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:38:41 -0400

What SHOULD happen is the mailbox transfer fails, t backs out on the new (functional) server, and you restart the process at that mailbox when the server is back up.

What COULD happen is that mailbox winds up with corrupted data in it and you start playing Exmerge games to extract the data and import around the bad object(s).

What SHOULD NOT happen is any negative effect on the new server.  It knows the transfer fails and it ignores the failed data changes.

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Rob Sharp <rob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------Just out of curiosity, what would happen if the server were to keel over partway through transferring a mailbox across to the replacement?


Harondel J. Sibble wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------The spare server I have is identical to the problematic one so no issue there.

On 16 Sep 2009 at 9:18, Rick Boza wrote:

You've got a standby piece of hardware that I would stand up as a second XCHG server and move the mailboxes before I did anything else.

I'm going to guess you have a bad raid controller or moboard at this point. I'd probably look at replacing one or both of those while hosting the mail on the temporary server.Performance may degrade a bit depending on how underspecced it is, but much less so than the server dropping dead on a regular basis.

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