Help with Using Recovery Storage Group to recover emails and a mailbox

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Helen Mooc, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Helen Mooc

    Helen Mooc Guest

    Hey guys,

    I need to recover 2 emails from one mailbox and restore another mailbox at
    work. I am using an old copy of 2007 NTbackup of the SBS for this
    endeavours here. I am trying to follow the instructions from this MS doc
    but am running into some road block:

    I followed the instructions starting page 29 and got these results. I am at
    wits end and can't proceed:

    I used "eseutil.exe /mh priv1/pub1 to test if the edb files are Clean
    Shutdown but the results for me is "State: Dirty Shutdown" for both the

    So since I am using an offline backup restore databases, I followed the link
    to where it shows you how to do "software recovery" (page 110) with this

    ESEUTIL /r enn /L[path to log files] /s[path to checkpoint file] /d[path to
    database file] /i

    I actually run this command 3 times (pointing to where the log files are)
    and this is what I got:

    First try:

    Operation terminated with error -1022 <JET_errDisIO, Disk IO Error> after
    247.16 seconds.

    2nd try:

    Operation terminated with error -1022 <JET_errDisIO, Disk IO Error> after
    185.0 seconds.

    Finally on the 3rd try, I renamed the last log it generated to "Enn.log" and
    got this result "Operation terminated with error -528
    <JET_errMissingLogFile, Current log file missing> after 1.16.

    I need help and welcome any suggestions.

    Helen Mooc, Jul 4, 2008
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  2. Helen Mooc

    Helen Mooc Guest

    I got pass this error Russ. I will move this post in Exchange Group as I
    got different questions.


    Helen Mooc, Jul 4, 2008
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  3. Helen Mooc

    Helen Mooc Guest

    Hey guys

    I have not had any success at all with people replying to my questions with
    regarding setting up Recovery Storage Group on Exchange. I know this is a
    more active thread and so I am trying my luck here.

    So far I have been able to repaired the backup priv1.edb file and it went
    successfully. I have removed any extract check/logs file from the
    d:\program file\exchsrv\recovery storage group folder.

    What I would like to know is if its safe to mount the recover storage group
    while the first storage group (live production) is running.


    Helen Mooc, Jul 4, 2008
  4. Helen Mooc

    stephen Guest


    Yes, it's safe. I'd just like to point out that I had a lot of similar
    problems trying to restore the file backups of Exchange. I eventually
    found that the simple technique is to restore the online backups (you
    know the Exchange IS stuff, not the priv.edb stuff). If you create the
    recovery group as per the docs, this restore is safe and painless.
    stephen, Jul 5, 2008
  5. Helen Mooc

    Helen Mooc Guest

    Hey Stephen

    I am just wondering what is the difference between online and offline
    backup. Seriously I run NTback on SBS server every week night and then save
    them to tapes cartridge as well external hard drive. I would store them
    away afterwards. The ntbackup I took for this incident was dated back in
    April 2007 and so it was packed up safe somewhere. I take it that this was
    an Offline restore but seriously I am confuse the difference between offline
    and online.


    btw: I did got the recovery to work after 1 day and half of nervous
    wracking attempt to work on recovery old backup on a production server.
    Helen Mooc, Jul 5, 2008
  6. Helen Mooc

    stephen Guest

    Instead of restoring the priv.edb and priv.stm files from the MDBDATA
    folder, you select the Mailbox store in the Microsoft Exchange Server
    part of NTbackup. If the recovery group exists then the Mailbox store is
    automatically restored there.
    stephen, Jul 5, 2008
  7. Helen Mooc

    Helen Mooc Guest

    I see.



    Helen Mooc, Jul 5, 2008
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