How to Run Hard Recovery Manually


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-23

This procedure describes how to run hard recovery manually. This procedure applies to the topic How to Restore Databases from Online Backup Sets.

  1. At a command prompt, change your default directory to the folder in which the Restore.env file exists. This will be a subfolder of the temporary location that you defined when restoring the backup.

    If hard recovery has already been run successfully, Exchange will have deleted Restore.env automatically.

    If you are using additional log files beyond those included in the backup sets, it is a best practice to run hard recovery manually. Running hard recovery manually gives you a chance to verify the sequence and signatures of all the log files before recovery starts. If you have already copied all additional log files into place before restoring your backup sets, you can run hard recovery from within the backup application, but it will be difficult to verify before recovery runs that all needed log files are actually present.

  2. Make sure that all log files, including any extra log files that were not part of the backup set, are in place (as described in the previous procedure).

  3. From the folder identified in Step 1, run the command Eseutil /cc to begin hard recovery.