Topic Last Modified: 2007-02-16
The Task Center page is the heart of Microsoft Exchange Database Recovery Management. The Task Center is where you select the symptom or task that you want to address. Before you access the Task Center page, you must select a server to work on, or select manual mode.
The options that appear in the Task Center depend on the server you have chosen to work on. Options that are not relevant are not displayed. For example, if you decide to work with an Exchange Server 2003 server, functions that work only with Exchange Server 2007 will be hidden.
The following functions are available in the Task Center:
- Troubleshoot Database Mount Problem
This troubleshooter reads an Exchange server's Application log to make an initial diagnosis of problems on the server. If multiple issues are found, you can select the issue you want to address first. Additional analysis is then done to confirm the issue and to help you correct the problem.
- Analyze Log Drive Space
This wizard checks available transaction log file space for each storage group on a server, and it will help you move logs to a backup location if you are low on disk space.
If an Exchange Server storage group runs out of disk space for its transaction log files, the databases will shut down. You cannot start the databases again until you correct the disk space problem. If you delete the wrong log files, you may leave your databases permanently unstartable. Exchange Database Recovery Management will determine which log files can be safely moved and will move them to a backup location on another drive or server. You should not delete moved logs until you have successfully taken a new full backup of all databases in the storage group.
- Show Database Related Event Logs
Multiple warning and error events in the Application log can be associated with a database problem. It can be difficult to find that related events follow the "story" they tell. This function of the analyzer filters for events related to the Exchange database and presents them in a format that is easy to scan and sort.
- Recovery Storage Group Manager for Exchange 2007
The Exchange Management Console for Exchange 2007 does not include Recovery Storage Group management features. Instead, Recovery Storage Group management can be done from the Windows PowerShell command line, or from the Recovery Storage Group Manager in this tool.
The Recovery Storage Group Manager improves on the Exchange 2003 interface for managing Recovery Storage Groups by unifying all management tasks in a single location. It also supports copying mailbox contents from the Recovery Storage Group back to the original mailbox or to a different mailbox, without requiring the use of an intermediate .pst file. The merge function can also be used to copy the contents of multiple mailboxes to a single archival mailbox.
- Database Repair
This wizard automatically runs database repair, database defragmentation, and Isinteg on a corrupted database and tries to bring it back to a consistent state. This feature is available only when the tool is run against the local computer.
- Reset Log Generation Number
This wizard moves existing transaction log files to a backup location, which enables databases to be mounted with new log generation numbers. This wizard requires all databases in the storage group to be dismounted and is available only for Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003.