moving mailstore onto new server

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Julian, Oct 17, 2005.

  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!


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    Julian, Oct 17, 2005
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  2. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Oct 17, 2005
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  3. Hello Julian,

    Thank you for posting to the SBS Newsgroup.

    I noticed that you have posted another exact same issue in our Public
    Newsgroup and our staff Charles has replied you. So I suggest that you
    reply to his thread and I will close this post as Duplicated.

    I am greatly appreciated your time and understanding!

    Best regards,

    Brandy Nee

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