I would strongly recommend against stopping services for offline backup.
Get Exchange-aware backup software.
David Sengupta M.T.S., MVP, MCSE, MCSE 2000, CCA Ottawa, Canada
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> Please see my other post. The software that you use must be Exchange
> aware, otherwise you will not get a good online backup. You COULD stop
> the Exchange services, then do a file backup, but when you restore, it
> may not work. And an online file backup or an offline backup will not
> purge the logfiles, either.
> On Fri, 30 Aug 2002 10:00:52 -0700, "Darren Walker"
> >eseutil with the /p parameter got it going
> >...now to fix that backup job!
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>Have you tried running eseutil against the DB and have it
> >>repair it? That would be the first thing to try of you
> >>don't have a good backup...
> >>>-----Original Message-----
> >>>>-----Original Message-----
> >>>>This is embarassing, but a drive failed yesterday on
> >>>>RAID configuration. The volume held up, but the
> >>>>database was corrupted. The backups had not caught
> >>>>file even though Open File backup was selected in the
> >>>>The situation is: I have a pub1.mdb file that will not
> >>>>mount- I have tried browsing to it through the Exchange
> >>>>System Manager and trying to mount it manually. It
> >>>>that I have a corrupt database. Because of the missed
> >>>>backups, I am at a loss.
> >>>>Is there any tool or any way to attempt to revive a
> >>>>corrupt .mdb file??
> The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign
> that the * is working.