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Scanning an Exchange server for a virus that spreads via email? What could go wrong?

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Restoring EDBs...

One of our clients accidentally started a restore in Exchange. I think it was a block-level restore of the database rather than of a mailbox or folder - it was a while ago and I (luckily) wasn't there. When she realised her mistake she pulled the power on the email server...

My colleague had to regedit the hell out of it to force the database out of restore mode, and then restore a complete copy of the database from before the errant command. I don't think that database was quite right ever again.

Still, after I'd left that job, my ex-line-manager managed to torpedo the server nicely in a different way, but that's a story for another Monday...

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