Running Exchange Server 2003, I run an online backup every 2 nights using NTBackup, the job succeeds and I can verify by check db properties in systems manager & logs in D:\Exchsrvr\mdbdata.
I have a vm of that server with identical image but each time I attempt to restore using NTBackup it goes ok until I try to mount store, it fails every time with various issues.
During restore I select the *.bkf then Log Files, Mailbox Store & Public Folder Store. I then choose a temp location for log & patch files [D:\Temp\restore]. Last screen I click "Last Restore Set [Log file replay will start after this restore completes]" & "Mount Database after Restore".
I also make sure "allow this database to be overwritten" is checked in systems manager.
It seems I always have a dirty shutdown, can anyone tell me how to not have a dirty shutdown using an online backup?