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I have restored the Exchange databases and logs with netbackup, but need to do a soft recovery. This MS article says to use the following command:

eseutil /r r00 /i /d"c:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Recovery Storage Group"

I restored the log files to a particular folder, how do I specify where the log files are?

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Edited answer for a possible easier solution. – Holocryptic Apr 16 '10 at 14:55
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From this article : ESEUTIL /r enn /L[path to log files] /s[path to checkpoint file] /d[path to database file] /i

Example: ESEUTIL /r e01 /Lf:\mdbdata /sc:\exchsrvr\mdbdata /dg:\mdbdata /i

These are all the available switches, so look at the article and use only what you need.

Edit: Actually, the easiest way to accomplish this would be to just mount the database. You can specify the log file location under the Properties of the Recovery Storage Group in Exchange System Manager. Log file path points to logs (obviously), and System path is where the checkpoint file is located (you can just point it to the same place as where your logs are; this is the default location usually)

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Is the checkpoint the env file? – Kyle Brandt Apr 16 '10 at 15:01
The checkpoint file is .chk – Holocryptic Apr 16 '10 at 15:02
Also, it doesn't seem to let me change the Recovery Storage group properties. It says the log files are R00 prefix which is not the case for me ... – Kyle Brandt Apr 16 '10 at 15:03
I seem to lack a .chk file from the restore I did ... – Kyle Brandt Apr 16 '10 at 15:04
The lack of a checkpoint file is not a show-stopper. It just means that the when the EDB is mounted, it will have to roll in all the logs in. I would check with your Exchange Admin, or look at the live EDB if you have access to see if the .chk file is in a different location than the logs. I think the R00 prefix is the default if you didn't specify anything when you created the RSG. What you could do is delete the RSG you have, then create a new one that points to all the componensts (EDB, STM, logs), and see if that works. – Holocryptic Apr 16 '10 at 15:13

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