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Restoring vmail msgs only with priv.edb file

-restoring failed server

- ran DiRT beforehand, but it didn't offer to backup vmail msgs (yes, pulled latest off of answermonkey for 3.x and cust has 3.1.5)

-I was able to successfully run Start>Prog>Accessories>Backup of the Exchange server on-box files.

-also able to save priv.edb and pub.edb files

Question: what is the safest way to restore the vmail messages saved?

1) restore thru the backup utility mentioned above?

2) restore .pdb thru Exmerge utility?

Cisco Employee

Re: Restoring vmail msgs only with priv.edb file

Not sure what you mean by DiRT "didn't offer to backup messaes" - you have to select it on the form there, it's not on by default - the option has been in for many versions now and it's been used by lots of folks so I know it's there and works - please explain to me exactly what you mean here. The option was gray? You couldn't select the option (i.e. it gave you an error message when you tried)? Need much more detail here...

If you backed up the .pdb file you can't use ExMerge for that - it only slurps in and out .pst files. You'll have to use the restore mechansim you used to back up the message database.

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