Intact pub1.edb and pub1.stm restore process

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Ken F, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Ken F

    Ken F Guest

    I have an SBS box that has lost Active Directory as well as a number of
    other things. The server has been replaced with new hardware and an entirely
    new AD was established (same server name and domain) All users had cached
    exchange mode enabled, so I was able to recover all users mail into pst
    files to exmerge into the new mail store. My challenge now is to recover the
    Public folders from the damaged SBS box. Unfortunately there are no system
    state back up files available to rebuild AD, but I do have access to the
    entire Exchange files including the pub1.edb/.stm files.

    I am hoping there is another way to recover the Pubic Folder date without
    having to rebuild the old server then replacing these files and praying the
    store remounts then exporting the data? I also have the database and
    transaction files available on tape. Any advice or ideas are appreciated.

    I do have lots of hardware resources available if needed

    Thanks again for any help offered.
    Ken F, Jan 9, 2007
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  2. Ken,
    We had a SBS2000 box crash on us over a month ago. We purchased a new box
    and install SBS2003 R2. Lucky for us, we had the exchange data files still
    in tack.
    Unfortunately, we could not use Exmerge since our SBS2000 Exchange was no
    long running. What we ended up doing was purchasing a piece of software from
    OnTrack called PowerTools. Expensive, about $950 but well worth the money.
    Once we downloaded and installed this new software on a separate desktop
    computer, all we had to do was point the software, application, to the
    location of our old Exchange data files and the application showed us
    everything in the Store, all mailboxes and public folders. The software,
    PowerTools, then gave us the option to connect to our new Exchange Store.
    Once connected, we only had to drag-and-drop the mailboxes and public
    folders from the old Exchange store to the new one. Extremely simple and
    easy to use, yet very powerful. Check it out if there are no other easy
    solutions using Exmerge.

    Thomas Kroljic
    Thomas Kroljic, Jan 9, 2007
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