Taking over a Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 (SBS2003) that has long been backed up using both Symantec Backup Exec and NTBackup. Now I am trying to be smart and test the restore. Of course this has been tested in the 2 years since installation, eh?
Well, restore fails with NTBackup Event IDs 8003 and 8019 being logged.
The situation: I back up System State and the complete
Microsoft Information Store (in the tree under
Microsoft Exchange Server ->
<servername>. This completes just fine and leaves me with a backup file ca. 55GB in size and that is about right considering our Exchange usage.
Now I create a Recovery Storage Group in Exchange System-Manager parallel to
Erste Speichergruppe. I add an unmounted database for the only mailbox store(?) we have (and that SBS allows).
Back in NTBackup I find the backup medium, and in there
<servername>\Microsoft Information Store\Erste Speichergruppe (First Storage Group?). Three entries are visible:
- Log Files
- Postfachspeicher (
<servername>) (Mailbox Store)
- Öffentlicher Informationsspeicher (Public Folders)
I select only the mailbox store and start the recover, thereby selecting an empty directory for temp files and the original
<servername> as target. I select "Last Restore Set" and press OK. After 5-10s I get a "failed" status. The report reads somthing like this:
Exchange data could not be restored to
<servername>\Microsoft Information Store\Erste Speichergruppe.
The Application event log shows entries 8003 (states the failed backup) and 8019 (no more information either) from source NTBackup.
How am I supposed to debug that?