I have had a total server crash.

June 26, 2015 at 08:14:50
Specs: Windows 7
I have had a total server crash. Everything is not correctly working and the full windows system is damaged (empty popups, strange errors, no desktop icons etc.). BUT fortunately my Exchange-Folder seems to be untouched and completely well. So at first I started to copy my Mailbox-Folder (which includes the edb file). Is there anything else I should recover?

Now I want to reinstall everything which will result in a completely new domain with a new Exchange setup. The domain name will remain the same, but the Domain Controller and Exchange Server will be completely new. Is there a way, to reimport my edb-file into the new Exchange server after the Installation or will it crash because the new server cannot handle the old mailbox database? In fact, there is only one Mailbox I want to reimport (my own one) as I am a Student^^

So I just want to reinstall everything and import my mails again. What should I do or backup else before I format the HDD?

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November 17, 2015 at 11:32:38
If you're able to recover the mailbox database/datastore, then I would copy over everything else you wanted: possible file shares, user data, etc. It couldn't hurt to just copy everything (imaging software can do this for you).

I believe in some versions of Exchange, there is a way to import an existing mailbox database, I believe it was implemented in Exchange 2010.

Given this was asked months ago, have you made progress?

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
Serving the South Bay Since 1999

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