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Exchange 5.5 recovery server problem

By vahur ·
Hi
I am trying to restore exchange 5.5 enterprise editon information store on a recovery server. I have finished most of the steps, and currently I am in a step where I need to restart information store service. But it fails with the following message:
"The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated with service-specific error 1276."
Now the steps I have taken so far:
1.Installed NT4 domain controller with SP6a
2.Installed Exchange 5.5 Enterprise Edition and SP4
3.Created site and organisation with the same name as original exchange installation had
4.Renamed mdbdata
5.Copyed mdbdata from original exchange installation to recovery server
5.did "isinteg -patch" whitch failed with error: JET_database_inconsistent (or something like that - can't remeber exactly)
6.did "eseutil /p /ispriv"
7.did "eseutil /p /ispub"
Both found some errors and repaired them
8.Deleted all log files incl. edb.chk
9.Ran "isinteg -fix -pri -test alltests" several times
10.Ran "isinteg -fix -pub -test alltests" several times
Both found some errors and fixed them. Just in case i ran those commands couple of times after they had fixed the last problem.
11.did "isinteg -patch" (successfully this time)
12.Tried to start information store...and got the error message mentioned above.
Can anyone help me out here..?
I also did a searche in the google, but only came up with what I had already done. MS knowledgbase isn't excactly useful here either.

Some additional information:
In the original exchange installation, priv.edb was located on a different drive than the rest of the mdbdata folder. For recovery, I moved it to the same mdbdata folder where the rest of the files are incl. log files.
Recovery server is running on VMWare Workstation 4.0
At the end what I need is to be able to access the information store with exmerge and export all mailboxes and public folders to .pst files.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Exchange 5.5 recovery ser ...

Hi,

check out the mskb:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;231439

I have recovered exchange 5.5 +_ 3 times.
The steps seems good (the server has to have the same name, i am not sure if you did this)
And 1 of the utils has to be copied from the cd to the hd (i don't remember which one now)
In all reinstalls the exchange server was reinstalled at the exact same location as before. I am seeing basicly that's the only difference. I am not mistaken you run the if you run the optimizer you can change the locationpath for all the databases etc.

Success,
I will check later again.

Leopold

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to

awel bon.

glad all went well.

Leopold

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by vahur In reply to Exchange 5.5 recovery ser ...

Hi again,
Now I have a confession to make:
Upon a closer examination I found that I had made a typo in the organisation name. After reinstalling exchange all went smooth.
Thanks Leopold for answering!
I guess I posted my problem too early.. Always double check everything - even if you think you've done everything correctly!

Vahur

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by dmiddltn In reply to Exchange 5.5 recovery ser ...

This utility will extract as PSTs what's in the EDB.
http://www.officerecovery.com/exchangeserver/index.htm
(It's a little expensive, but it does work)

You can also try this utility; but it's mostly ment for a good EDB that you need stuff out of.
http://www.ontrack.com/powercontrols/

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