An attempt to restore Exchange 2007 to a Recovery Storage Group fails with error "0xe000fed1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status"

Problem

An attempt to restore Exchange 2007 to a Recovery Storage Group fails with error "A failure occurred querying the Writer status"

Error Message

"0xe000fed1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status"

Cause

Selecting the Mailbox database and logs individually would cause the job to fail with error  "0xe000fed1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status"  

Solution

When running a restore of Exchange 2007 to a Recovery Storage Group the restore may fail with this error in the job log:

Final error: "0xe000fed1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status"

This can be caused by the way the restore set was selected in the restore selection list. In figure 1 there is a forward slash next to the storage group, this is caused by selecting the mailbox database and the logs individually. 
 
Fig: 1
 

Figure 2 shows the correct way to select the data to restore.
 
Fig : 2

  

 

Applies To

Microsoft Exchange 2007

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