How to Re-Create an Existing Recovery Storage Group with a New Name


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-23

You cannot rename a recovery storage group or change its data paths after it has been created. If you decide later to change directory paths, file names, or logical names, you must delete the recovery storage group and re-create an existing recovery storage group with a new name. For more information, see Setting Up a Recovery Storage Group.

  1. In Exchange System Manager, mount and disconnect from the restored databases. This ensures that all transaction logs have been committed to the database files (.edb and .stm files).

  2. To verify that transaction logs were committed, at a command prompt, use the Exchange Server Database Utilities tool (Eseutil.exe) and run the command Eseutil /mh [database filename].edb. Look for a line in the output of this command that reads "State: Clean Shutdown." Do not proceed if the state is "Dirty Shutdown."

    If your databases are in a Dirty Shutdown state, see Exchange Transaction Logging in Exchange Server 2003 and How Exchange Online Backups Work in Exchange Server 2003 for information about how to recover your data.
  3. In Microsoft Windows® Explorer, move the database files (.edb and .stm files) to a different path on the same drive (for example, D:\DBSAVE).

  4. In Exchange System Manager, delete the recovery storage group and re-create it, taking care to make correct path, file name, and logical name choices.

  5. Follow the instructions in the topic How to Restore File Copies of Databases to a Recovery Storage Group.