Restoring to the Recovery Storage Group Database
Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-23
As described in Restoring Databases to a Recovery Storage Group in Exchange Server 2003, you can restore a database (or several databases) to the recovery storage group through several methods. Remember that, if you are restoring databases to the recovery storage group when databases already exist there, you must stop all running databases in the recovery storage group before restoring additional databases. It is also good practice to remove all transaction log files from the recovery storage group before restoring additional databases to prevent any possibility of transaction log file conflicts.
After you have restored a database to the recovery storage group, you should mount and disconnect it at least once. This action ensures that necessary transaction logs have been applied, and that the database is in a consistent state. You can double-check this by running the command Eseutil /mh [database filename].edb and verifying that the line "State: Clean Shutdown" appears in the output of the command.