Redirected restore of an Exchange 2007 database as a flat file on a separate Exchange 2007 server fails with Unable to attach to a resource.

Problem

Redirected restore of an Exchange 2007 database as a flat file on a separate Exchange 2007 server fails with Unable to attach to a resource.

Error Message

0xe000848c - Unable to attach to a resource. Make sure that all selected resources exist and are online, and then try again.

Cause

A redirected restore to file (on another exchange server) will fail if the storage group the database being restored from does not exist on the new exchange server.

Example:
Exchange Server 1
Storage Groups: First Storage Group, Second Storage Group, 3rd Storage Group.
Databases in "3rd Storage Group": database

Exchange Server 2
Storage Groups: First Storage Group & Second Storage Group

If the database from "3rd storage group were restored to file on "Exchange Server 2" the job will fail.
 

Solution

Workaround:
Create the Storage Group the database was originally located in on the new server

Note: The path to the Storage Group can be placed anywhere on the server.

 
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This issue is currently under investigation by Symantec Corporation. Pending the outcome of the investigation, this issue may be resolved by way of a patch or hotfix in current or future revisions of the software. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release. If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Sales group to discuss these concerns. For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please see  http://www.symantec.com
 
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