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Exchange database recovery without log file
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sekhar
2008-06-18 12:33:00 UTC
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We are doing a DR testing, and the requirement is, DR server to be in
production network. Exchange ENT 2003 SP2 & Windows 2003 SP1

Now, we have our DR server ready with different Forest and Exch Server name.
Can I restore the production exchange server's DB here? Note: I don’t have
the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not work. What is the best
way of doing it?
Andy David {MVP}
2008-06-18 14:12:44 UTC
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On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 05:33:00 -0700, sekhar
Post by sekhar
We are doing a DR testing, and the requirement is, DR server to be in
production network. Exchange ENT 2003 SP2 & Windows 2003 SP1
Now, we have our DR server ready with different Forest and Exch Server name.
Can I restore the production exchange server's DB here? Note: I don’t have
the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not work. What is the best
way of doing it?
Different forest and server name? Wont work.
Org/Admin Group/Server have to match.

Better to have a DR forest that has an exact copy of the production
AD, then install Exchange with the disasterrecovery switch.
Tushar Shah
2008-06-18 17:43:26 UTC
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On Jun 18, 7:12 pm, Andy David {MVP}
Post by Andy David {MVP}
On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 05:33:00 -0700, sekhar
Post by sekhar
We are doing a DR testing, and the requirement is, DR server to be in
production network. Exchange ENT 2003 SP2 & Windows 2003 SP1
Now, we have our DR server ready with different Forest and Exch Server name.
Can I restore the production exchange server's DB here? Note: I don’t have
the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not work. What is the best
way of doing it?
Different forest and server name? Wont work.
Org/Admin Group/Server have to match.
Better to have a DR forest that has an exact copy of the production
AD, then install Exchange with the disasterrecovery switch.
I agree upon what Andy has stated that the DR site should not be
similar but exact in terms of Naming Context of Org / AG / Server
Name. With regards to your question

"I don’t have the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not
work" - understand that if u have a "information store" level backup,
you can mount your stores by replaying the "restored" log files,
however the data that arrived "after" you took the backup in your
"original" production store "can only" be retrieved with the help of
"original" log files. For further clarification refer to docs.

Exchange 2003 Backup and Restore with NTBACKUP
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-Backup-Restore-NTBACKUP.html

How to back up and restore an Exchange computer by using the Windows
Backup program
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258243
Jamestechman
2008-06-18 18:34:42 UTC
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You can restore to alternate server in different forest with different
hostname. Some parameters and settings must be same; Exchange org
name; patch level; file patchs etc. Use the articles below.

Moving an Exchange Mailbox Database to Another Server or Storage Group
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997006(EXCHG.65).aspx

Exchange: Building an Exchange Recovery Server
http://msexchangetips.blogspot.com/2006/07/exchange-building-exchange-recovery.html



James Chong (MVP)
MCITP | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+,
Security+, Project+, ITIL
msexchangetips.blogspot.com
Post by sekhar
We are doing a DR testing, and the requirement is, DR server to be in
production network. Exchange ENT 2003 SP2 & Windows 2003 SP1
Now, we have our DR server ready with different Forest and Exch Server name.
Can I restore the production exchange server's DB here? Note: I don’t have
the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not work. What is the best
way of doing it?
Andy David {MVP}
2008-06-18 19:10:49 UTC
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On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 11:34:42 -0700 (PDT), Jamestechman
Post by Jamestechman
You can restore to alternate server in different forest with different
hostname. Some parameters and settings must be same; Exchange org
name; patch level; file patchs etc. Use the articles below.
That will work yes, but the problem is that in a real DR scenario,
mistakes will happen and keeping it simple is key.
I would recommend a copy of the production AD in a DR site and then
follow:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997176(EXCHG.65).aspx
"How to Move Exchange Server 2003 to New Hardware and Keep the Same
Server Name"

It's remarkably simple!
Post by Jamestechman
Moving an Exchange Mailbox Database to Another Server or Storage Group
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997006(EXCHG.65).aspx
Exchange: Building an Exchange Recovery Server
http://msexchangetips.blogspot.com/2006/07/exchange-building-exchange-recovery.html
James Chong (MVP)
MCITP | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+,
Security+, Project+, ITIL
msexchangetips.blogspot.com
Post by sekhar
We are doing a DR testing, and the requirement is, DR server to be in
production network. Exchange ENT 2003 SP2 & Windows 2003 SP1
Now, we have our DR server ready with different Forest and Exch Server name.
Can I restore the production exchange server's DB here? Note: I don’t have
the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not work. What is the best
way of doing it?
sekhar
2008-06-19 10:37:01 UTC
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The information provied by all you guys are usefull. Thanks to all.
Post by Andy David {MVP}
On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 11:34:42 -0700 (PDT), Jamestechman
Post by Jamestechman
You can restore to alternate server in different forest with different
hostname. Some parameters and settings must be same; Exchange org
name; patch level; file patchs etc. Use the articles below.
That will work yes, but the problem is that in a real DR scenario,
mistakes will happen and keeping it simple is key.
I would recommend a copy of the production AD in a DR site and then
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997176(EXCHG.65).aspx
"How to Move Exchange Server 2003 to New Hardware and Keep the Same
Server Name"
It's remarkably simple!
Post by Jamestechman
Moving an Exchange Mailbox Database to Another Server or Storage Group
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997006(EXCHG.65).aspx
Exchange: Building an Exchange Recovery Server
http://msexchangetips.blogspot.com/2006/07/exchange-building-exchange-recovery.html
James Chong (MVP)
MCITP | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+,
Security+, Project+, ITIL
msexchangetips.blogspot.com
Post by sekhar
We are doing a DR testing, and the requirement is, DR server to be in
production network. Exchange ENT 2003 SP2 & Windows 2003 SP1
Now, we have our DR server ready with different Forest and Exch Server name.
Can I restore the production exchange server's DB here? Note: I don’t have
the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not work. What is the best
way of doing it?
Tushar Shah
2008-06-19 10:57:41 UTC
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Post by sekhar
The information provied by all you guys are usefull. Thanks to all.
Post by Andy David {MVP}
On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 11:34:42 -0700 (PDT), Jamestechman
Post by Jamestechman
You can restore to alternate server in different forest with different
hostname. Some parameters and settings must be same; Exchange org
name; patch level; file patchs etc. Use the articles below.
That will work yes, but the problem is that in a real DR scenario,
mistakes will happen and keeping it simple is key.
I would recommend a copy of the production AD in a DR site and then
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997176(EXCHG.65).aspx
"How to Move Exchange Server 2003 to New Hardware and Keep the Same
Server Name"
It's remarkably simple!
Post by Jamestechman
Moving an Exchange Mailbox Database to Another Server or Storage Group
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997006(EXCHG.65).aspx
Exchange: Building an Exchange Recovery Server
http://msexchangetips.blogspot.com/2006/07/exchange-building-exchange...
James Chong (MVP)
MCITP | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+,
Security+, Project+, ITIL
msexchangetips.blogspot.com
Post by sekhar
We are doing a DR testing, and the requirement is, DR server to be in
production network. Exchange ENT 2003 SP2 & Windows 2003 SP1
Now, we have our DR server ready with different Forest and Exch Server name.
Can I restore the production exchange server's DB here? Note: I don’t have
the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not work. What is the best
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William_Smith
2011-10-18 04:35:50 UTC
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Post by sekhar
We are doing a DR testing, and the requirement is, DR server to be in
production network. Exchange ENT 2003 SP2 & Windows 2003 SP1
Now, we have our DR server ready with different Forest and Exch Server name.
Can I restore the production exchange server's DB here? Note: I don’t have
the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not work. What is the best
way of doing it?
Post by Andy David {MVP}
On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 05:33:00 -0700, sekhar
Different forest and server name? Wont work.
Org/Admin Group/Server have to match.
Better to have a DR forest that has an exact copy of the production
AD, then install Exchange with the disasterrecovery switch.
Post by Andy David {MVP}
On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 11:34:42 -0700 (PDT), Jamestechman
That will work yes, but the problem is that in a real DR scenario,
mistakes will happen and keeping it simple is key.
I would recommend a copy of the production AD in a DR site and then
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997176(EXCHG.65).aspx
"How to Move Exchange Server 2003 to New Hardware and Keep the Same
Server Name"
It's remarkably simple!
Post by sekhar
The information provied by all you guys are usefull. Thanks to all.
Post by Tushar Shah
On Jun 18, 7:12 pm, Andy David {MVP}
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I agree upon what Andy has stated that the DR site should not be
similar but exact in terms of Naming Context of Org / AG / Server
Name. With regards to your question
"I don=92t have the log files with me. I actually tried, it did not
work" - understand that if u have a "information store" level backup,
you can mount your stores by replaying the "restored" log files,
however the data that arrived "after" you took the backup in your
"original" production store "can only" be retrieved with the help of
"original" log files. For further clarification refer to docs.
Exchange 2003 Backup and Restore with NTBACKUP
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-Backup-Restore-NTBACKUP.h=
tml
How to back up and restore an Exchange computer by using the Windows
Backup program
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258243
Post by Jamestechman
You can restore to alternate server in different forest with different
hostname. Some parameters and settings must be same; Exchange org
name; patch level; file patchs etc. Use the articles below.
Moving an Exchange Mailbox Database to Another Server or Storage Group
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997006(EXCHG.65).aspx
Exchange: Building an Exchange Recovery Server
http://msexchangetips.blogspot.com/2006/07/exchange-building-exchange-recov=
ery.html
James Chong (MVP)
MCITP | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+,
Security+, Project+, ITIL
msexchangetips.blogspot.com
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2012-07-09 11:40:34 UTC
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2013-05-18 04:43:59 UTC
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