%1 (%2) Restore from directory %3 ended with error (%4).

Product: Exchange
Event ID: 903
Version: 8.0
Message: %1 (%2) Restore from directory %3 ended with error (%4).

This Error event indicates that an online restore process failed. The directory location specified in the message is the temporary directory that Exchange Server was using for the restore.

User Action

To resolve this error, do one or more of the following:

  • Review the Application log for related events. For example, events that occur immediately before and after this event may provide more information about the root cause of this error.

  • Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for information using the information provided in the event description. Use the process name, process id, and error code specified in this event as key words for your search.

If you cannot restore your backup after consulting additional information in the Knowledge Base, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For information about how to contact support, visit the Contact Us page of the Microsoft Help and Support Web site.

If you are not already doing so, consider running the tools that Microsoft Exchange offers to help administrators analyze and troubleshoot their Exchange environment. These tools can help you make sure that your configuration is in line with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. Go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console to run these tools now. For more information about these tools, see Toolbox in the Exchange Server 2007 Help.


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