How does one recover emails from a mailbox from a failed
or cancelled archive process? I mounted another users'
mailbox via Tools->Services->Advanced->Add a mailbox
feature and then I attempted to archive the persons'
inbox. It was a huge inbox and at some point I cancelled
the process thinking that the contents of the inbox would
still be intact since the process never reached
completion. Later, the owner of the mailbox called and
said that his inbox was totally empty! When I checked his
inbox it was true and it had been emptied out. The bad
thing is that the archive that had been created in the
process had been trashed and emptied since I never thought
that it would remove the contents of the orginal mailbox.
So what gives? I thought that by archiving mailboxes it
would simply create an archive file and leave the contents
of the original mailbox intact - where the user could just
later on manually delete the items that were backed up.
I tried desperately in vain to recover the lost email but
I was unsuccessful. I was just wondering if there is any
way in the main server (Microsoft Exchange 2000) that we
have for our email where I can recover the lost contents
of the inbox. Doesn't Exchange Server keep some sort of
active backup automatically?
Help! As this is a life or death situation for me and I am