How to recover Exchange 2003 with no backup

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This sounds like an horror story but, belive me ,it's true!! The main exchange server on the DC (SBS 2003) got completly lost ( no backups). There is another domain controller  and another exchange server in a member server containing only some mailboxes. I transfered the master roles to the remaining DC . Which is the best way to proceed to restore the mail service? thank you for your help.

Alex



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windows server 2003 SBS,windows server 2003 standard Ed. Exchange 2003

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You can install a “new” Exchange 2003 server using the /DisasterRecovery switch, but there are many steps to do it, and they require to be performed in the correct order because a wrong steps may harm your data further. You may go through this disaster recovery guide: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Recovering-Failed-Exchange-2003-Member-Server-Using-Disaster-Recovery-Switch.html

Other solution is: If you are able to access your database file, you may use built-in Exmerge utility to recover data or a third party Exchange Server recovery software. These software might be crafted with advanced scanning algorithms to scan and recover the data from damaged database files.

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  • Gabe9527
    what do you mean by "The main exchange server on the DC (SBS 2003) got completly lost ( no backups)"
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  • Gabe9527
    What I mean is - Are the disks still available? Hardware OK - can they be added to somewhere else and Copy off?
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