Exchange 2010 transaction logs format and layout RRS feed

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  • Hi Guys,

    i recently had an outage with my DAG long story short i am currently running with one mail store but have a unique issue,

    during the outage and lead up to it clients reported strange behavior where a number of there new emails suddenly disappeared from outlook ( experienced it as well)

    something had gone very wrong with the DAG both mail stores were active

    my question is this normally log files are replayed to recover from this but the problem is emails are in both sets of transaction logs and i am concerned that i would not be able to replay 02's logs into 01  for example without causing more damage

    the transaction log files seems to be encoded so I am unsure of what potential data it may contain

    could anyone please give me a break down of its contents and possibly a way  make it readable for humans

    if i manage to get it into a readable format and depending on its contents and structure I will import the contents into SQL compare each servers log contents for the 8 hour period and create a batch to remail the unique entries

    any help would be appreciated

    Monday, August 12, 2013 12:38 PM