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    Exchange backup recovery & lost emails

    We're currently recovering data from a backup (two out of three HDs in the RAID failed...) which will be restored at some point over the weekend. We've had to use a backup from a few weeks ago due to other problems.

    We use Outlook in cached mode, so users currently have access to emails that will "disappear" when the recovery is complete. What will happen to these emails? Will the client computers sync them back to the server, or will they get deleted when the server is back online?

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    They will get deleted

    The exchange server is authoratitive over outlook.

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    Thanks Nick, I expected that's what would happen. I take it that they can't be saved by moving them into a new folder?

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    No only way would be to export to PST from the CLIENT then import on the exchange server.

    Have u tries to recover the failed database using eseutil?

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    It's not just the database that has failed, the entire contents of the hard drive were corrupted. The "original" database was lost when the drives failed, so all I have to work from is the backup. There won't be too many emails that came in during August, I was just hoping those that are currently there would sync back to the server. After a week of sorting everything out, the prospect of exporting all the staff's PST files then re-importing them to keep a handful of important emails doesn't enthral me! I'll ask the staff to save any critical messages by exporting them to their laptops.

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