2004-05-17 14:43:11 UTC
We are a small business with one Exchange 2003 Server.
The hard disk died on the server the other day and we
couldn't boot. I put in a new disk and reloaded Windows
2003 and Exchange 2003. Thankfully, several of us were
using Outlook 2003 with Cached Mode, so we simply backed
our email up and reloaded it into the newly restored
Exchange. However, one user with several years worth of
critical email didn't have Cached Mode turned on for some
reason, so I'm trying to restore his email.
I was able to connect the damaged hard disk and copy the
Exchange database folders to the new hard disk. I
created a Recovery Storage Group, but now I'm not sure
how to get the old database into the group. When I
choose Add Database to Recover, it simply shows the
current mailbox store in the list. I've tried adding it
anyway and then changing the paths to the database files,
but it won't allow that. I've read the Knowledge Base
article but I seem to be missing something. Any ideas?