mailstore on new server

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  1. Julian

    Julian Guest

    We have recently bought a new server (needed more processing power) and no
    longer have the old one as this has been reassigned. Our old server had
    Exchange 2003 on SBS 2003. The new server has come pre-configured with
    Exchange 2003 on SBS 2003 and has the default mailbox store configuration
    which is ok for our needs.

    I have moved the pub and priv *.edb & *.stm files from the old server to the
    new one so I would have exact copies of each users mailbox on the new server.
    I copied the files into the same place on the server and have tried to mount
    the mailbox stores, only I get an error message that says the stores cannot
    be mounted due to a configuration error.

    Is there any way that I can mount the stores on the new server or has email
    gone for good? I do have an online backup of the mail stores on tape which I
    could restore to the new server if this is possible?

    Help needed urgently as we are without our old emails!

    Regards
    Julian

    Mobile: 07841 780067
     
    Julian, Oct 17, 2005
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  2. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Oct 17, 2005
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  3. Hi Julian,

    Welcome to SBS newsgroup. Marina thanks a lot for your updates.

    Issue description:
    ==============

    I understand that you want to restore your Exchange 2003 database after you
    migrate from the new SBS server on the new hardware.

    Analyzing and suggestions:
    ==============

    Generally speaking, we need first do some backup for the original SBS
    server then restore it on the new server, you can refer to my suggestion
    below:

    Backup: If you do not have a good backup of your original server, please
    follow the backup steps to backup the server data.

    1. Open ''''Exchange System Manager'''', navigate to
    ''''Servers''''\<Server Name>\''''First Storage Group''''\''''Mailbox
    Store''''. Right-click it and choose ''''Properties''''. In the properties
    window, click ''''database'''' tab. Write down the path of the database
    file and streaming file. Also check the path of the public folder database
    files.

    2. Open ''''Services'''' console in ''''Administrative Tools''''. Stop
    ''''Microsoft Exchange Information Store'''' service. If the exchange
    database files are stored in the default path (c:\program
    files\Exchsrvr\mdbdata\), open Windows Explorer, navigate to the Exchange
    database folder, and then save the .edb files and .stm files to a folder on
    another disk partition or a shared folder on a internal workstation
    Restore:


    1. Create new user accounts (duplicate the original accounts) by using Add
    Users Wizard.

    2. Open Services Console, stop ''''Microsoft Exchange Information Store''''
    service. Open ''''Exchange System Manager'''', navigate to
    ''''Servers''''\<Server Name>\''''First Storage Group''''. Right-click it
    and choose ''''Properties''''. Select the database folder. (The original
    database files should be copied to this folder).

    3. Open Exchange System Manager. Navigate to ''''Servers''''\<Server
    Name>\''''First Storage Group''''\''''Mailbox Store''''. Right-click it and
    choose ''''Properteis''''. Click ''''Database'''' tab and check ''''This
    database can be overwritten by a restore'''' option. Also check this option
    for ''''Public folder store''''.

    4. Open Services console, start ''''Microsoft Exchange Information
    Store'''' service. In Exchange System Manager console, right-click
    ''''Mailbox store'''' and choose ''''Mount Store''''. Also mount the public
    folder store.

    5. In Exchange System Manager Console, expand ''''Mailbox Store''''.
    Right-click ''''Mailboxes'''' folder and choose ''''Run Cleanup Agent''''.
    After doing this, you will see the mailboxes with red crosses in the right
    panel. Right-click each mailbox and choose ''''Reconnect''''. Connect the
    mailboxes to the current user accounts.

    If you just want to migrate the mailbox on the old server to the new one,
    you can follow use the exmerge to do the migration, it should be more
    helpful to your situation, you can refer to the article below:

    To use Exmerge, please visit:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=429163ec-dcdf-47dc-
    96da-1c12d67327d5&displaylang=en

    You can also use the migration wizard migrate the mailbox from other
    Exchange server; please refer to the following article for more information:

    328871 How to use the Exchange Migration Wizard to migrate mailboxes from an
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=328871

    More info:
    ==============
    327928 A comparison of the migration methods for migrating from Exchange
    Server
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=327928

    Hope the above information helpful to your issue; please feel free to let
    me know the results. I am glad to be of further assistance.



    Best regards,

    Charles Yang (MSFT)

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    | "Julian" <> schreef in bericht
    | | > We have recently bought a new server (needed more processing power) and
    no
    | > longer have the old one as this has been reassigned. Our old server had
    | > Exchange 2003 on SBS 2003. The new server has come pre-configured with
    | > Exchange 2003 on SBS 2003 and has the default mailbox store
    configuration
    | > which is ok for our needs.
    | >
    | > I have moved the pub and priv *.edb & *.stm files from the old server to
    | the
    | > new one so I would have exact copies of each users mailbox on the new
    | server.
    | > I copied the files into the same place on the server and have tried to
    | mount
    | > the mailbox stores, only I get an error message that says the stores
    | cannot
    | > be mounted due to a configuration error.
    | >
    | > Is there any way that I can mount the stores on the new server or has
    | email
    | > gone for good? I do have an online backup of the mail stores on tape
    | which I
    | > could restore to the new server if this is possible?
    | >
    | > Help needed urgently as we are without our old emails!
    | >
    | > Regards
    | > Julian
    | >
    | > Mobile: 07841 780067
    |
    |
    |
     
    Charles Yang [MSFT], Oct 18, 2005
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