I have an exchange 2010 server where the domain controller/DNS has crashed and is beyond recovery (No backup, dont ask).
The Exchange server is still alive, but management and such cant load. I have access to the .edb file and logs.
I would like to extract the mailboxes to .pst and i have a tool for that (EDBMails, freeware). But when i open the .edb file its almost empty because a backup was never made.
How does i replay/truncate these log files? I have tried with eseutil /r and it does a soft recovery and it completes in 10 sec and says its successful. However, logs are still there and .edb is empty.
Furthermore i have tried to "fake" a backup with diskshadow.exe and then used eseutil, but same thing.
I know that i can use Windows Server Backup to perform a backup, and then it should be fine, but ServerManager has crashed and i cant seem how to get it working again (CbsUpdateState.bin does not exist). Its a Server 2008 (not R2).
Are there any freeware tools that simply just truncate/purge/replay the log files into the .edb file? (Im aware of Lucid8 Digiscope, but i cant afford it)
Seriously hope to get some help! Thanks.