+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Thread, Exmerge Scheduled Task crashing in Technical; We have a scheduled task that is set to run Exmerge and backup eveyr exchange mailbox into a PST and ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Croydon
    Posts
    501
    Thank Post
    18
    Thanked 31 Times in 30 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Exmerge Scheduled Task crashing

    We have a scheduled task that is set to run Exmerge and backup eveyr exchange mailbox into a PST and then our backup software backs up all the PST files.

    Up until Saturday it was running fine and now I've noticed that it hasn't been running. The schedule task is ending with a last result code of 0xc0000005 and the following is being logged in the event logs:

    Code:
    Event Type:	Error
    Event Source:	Application Error
    Event Category:	(100)
    Event ID:	1000
    Date:		27/11/2008
    Time:		21:18:54
    User:		N/A
    Computer:	RHEXCHG
    Description:
    Faulting application ExMerge.exe, version 6.5.7529.0, faulting module msvcrt.dll, version 7.0.3790.3959, fault address 0x00037673.
    
    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74   Applicat
    0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c   ion Fail
    0010: 75 72 65 20 20 45 78 4d   ure  ExM
    0018: 65 72 67 65 2e 65 78 65   erge.exe
    0020: 20 36 2e 35 2e 37 35 32    6.5.752
    0028: 39 2e 30 20 69 6e 20 6d   9.0 in m
    0030: 73 76 63 72 74 2e 64 6c   svcrt.dl
    0038: 6c 20 37 2e 30 2e 33 37   l 7.0.37
    0040: 39 30 2e 33 39 35 39 20   90.3959 
    0048: 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 65   at offse
    0050: 74 20 30 30 30 33 37 36   t 000376
    0058: 37 33                     73
    When I run the exmerge application and follow through the wizard it works fine, but running from a batch file with various switches it doesn't.

    The only thing that has changed on the server was I installed some Windows PowerShell stuff so I can query mailbox sizes and other exchange atrributes - i've uninstalled that, restarted and still it will not have it.

    Any ideas

  2. #2

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,266
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,575 Times in 1,254 Posts
    Rep Power
    342
    Try making an exception in DEP for ExMerge.exe.

  3. #3
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,909
    Thank Post
    954
    Thanked 451 Times in 380 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    93
    Cant help with your problem but just out of interest, how would you restore these mailboxes?

    It seems an interesting way of backing up exchange and could be quite useful if individual mailboxes and messages could be restored.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,157
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124
    Quote Originally Posted by ittech View Post
    Cant help with your problem but just out of interest, how would you restore these mailboxes?

    It seems an interesting way of backing up exchange and could be quite useful if individual mailboxes and messages could be restored.
    exmerge works both ways - you can bulk export to PST and bulk import to the Exchange store.

    I wouldn't use this as a sole backup mechanism (it's horribly slow and you can get huge backups because you lose single instance storage) but it is good for "belt and braces" backups - makes it very easy to retrieve stuff when a mailbox gets accidentally deleted, for example.

    It may not be that useful if you make sure that deleted item retention is set in the Exchange server to (say) 30 days and you configure "dumpsteralwayson" on the clients. If that's done then it's trivial for a user to recover anything that they (or someone else!) has deleted for up to 30 days after the event.

    In the event of disaster which destroys the exchange server, the full store backup is generally quicker to restore than the individual PST files but having these files does mean that users can get to critical emails very quickly if the Exchange server does die.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Scheduled Task Error code 0x35
    By Stuart_C in forum Windows
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25th November 2008, 11:27 AM
  2. Scheduled WOL
    By m1ddy in forum Windows
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11th November 2008, 10:24 AM
  3. Scheduled task not displaying on desktop
    By Jobos in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30th April 2008, 04:16 PM
  4. Looking for a little help with scheduled tasks
    By cromertech in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 8th February 2008, 05:28 PM
  5. Deploy a scheduled task!
    By Ste_Harve in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14th September 2007, 03:04 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •