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Server rebuild - 23.Feb.2004 7:02:00 AM   
abarkl

 

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I have a complete backup of my server with system state data. I have tried rebuilding the server several times today with no success! This article is great however it doesn't mention anything about the restore step if the server is also a DC.
I'm unable to successfully restore my server and I've built it from scratch once again and I'm holding my backup in my hand hoping I can recover my email.
Any suggestions?
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RE: Server rebuild - 23.Feb.2004 5:11:00 PM   
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What Backup software are you using and how far have you rebuilt your server, I.E. O/S installed, Backup Utility installed, Exchange Sever Installed etc...

A little more info can help to get you going in the right direction.

Jsuboh

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RE: Server rebuild - 23.Feb.2004 6:04:00 PM   
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I only had use of Windows Backup and I installed the OS, updates, AD, Exchange, AD restore, and then an IS restore.
I'm thinking I should install the OS, updates, AD, AD restore, Exchange, and then IS restore?

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RE: Server rebuild - 23.Feb.2004 7:16:00 PM   
Randy Temple

 

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For this restore you will have to have a full backup of the exchange server Information stores

NOTE: It is assumed that you had Exchange 2003 installed on your DC that we have already restored.
If not you can run setup for exchange with /disasterrecovery (select normal items and install any Exchange service packs after the install)

RESTORE PROCESS

1) Mount all Information Stores. (it will create blank databases)
Un-mount all Information Stores

2) Go to directory of the First Storage groups files and delete all files in this directory

3) Open up Exchange System Manager
Drill down Servers -> <Computer Name> -> First Storage Group
Go into properties for all the nodes under the storage group
Click on the Database Tab and select the checkbox "This database can be overwritten by a restore"

4) Restore Exchange database from windows backup
Enter in a Temp path and make sure you select Last Restore Set and Mount Database After Restore.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;253931

Good luck.

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RE: Server rebuild - 23.Feb.2004 7:19:00 PM   
Randy Temple

 

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Also....

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;291996

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RE: Server rebuild - 23.Feb.2004 8:45:00 PM   
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Thanks for the help!

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