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By normang ·
We have 2 Exchange 5.5 SP3 servers in our "site". The secondary server, with a couple of important mailboxes, died. I've since rebuilt the server, but have not installed Exch. Should I install it as it's own site or into the existing and try to recover the mailboxes?

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by Jim Ruder In reply to Exch 5.5 Directory re-bui ...

If you want to try to recover the mailboxes you need to rebuild the server exactly the same way as what it originally was. As long as the configuration is the same you should be able to use the dir.edb and priv.edb from your backup.

There are quite a few Q articles about Exchange recovery.

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by RobShan In reply to Exch 5.5 Directory re-bui ...

My additonal advice is read the backup software help relating to an online restore, for instace with ArcAserve 6.5 you need to go to a less then obvious menu and select overwrite DB for the restore to work.

Also read the whitepaper at http://www.microsoft.com/Exchange/55/whpprs/backuprestore.htm It will help explain how it all hangs together and has very Q&As along with a lot of specifics.

Good Luck

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