Trialling some new backup software and documenting how to restore using ShadowProtect in the event a server goes down we know how to restore but hitting a snag with exchange. Backed up SBS 2011 Restoring to a hyper-V VM with 3 separate VHDs for the below partitions. Restored the OS partition - C: Partition holding exchange DB - E: Partition holding exchange logs - L: only partition that's missing is D bu that's company data so not relevant I believe. Restore seems to go ok, boot into safe mode and set static IP and loop back address for DNS as ShadowProtect seems to strip these. Can log in ok, check services and the following services will not start: Information Store Exchange Transport Symantec Mail security - due to exchange DB not being mounted. I check the event logs and get error 7024: Check permissions against live server that's functioning and up and they match for the exchange folders. Ran check disk on all partitions and sfc \scannow and they are all clear Ran eseutils on the DB and had to run eseutil /r to bring the logs into the DB but the integrity check passes once the logs were bought in but there is hardly any info that I can find on the mentioned error. Time and date are ok on the server and no other services seem to have an issue. Checked StorageCraft knowledge base for the above error and parts of the error but it turned up empty so asking here. Another tech is going to use the VirtualBoot option that ShadowProtect to see if the same error occurs. Drilling down further in the event log Microsoft\Exchange\HighAvailability I get a large error relating to not being able to mount the DB etc with a transient error but not sure if related. Any thoughts or suggestions before I attempt to play email ping pong with ShadowProtect as it is an odd error.