Potential for database corruption as a result of installing Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3

The Exchange Product Group was made aware of an issue which may lead to database corruption if you are running Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 with Update Rollup 3 (Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3). Specifically, the issue was introduced in Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3 by a change in how the database is grown during transaction log replay when new data is written to the database file and there are no available free pages to be consumed.

This issue is of specific concern in two scenarios: 1) when transaction log replay is performed by the Replication Service as part of ensuring the passive database copy is up-to-date and/or 2) when a database is not cleanly shut down and recovery occurs.

For the full details, please read the following blog from the Exchange Team.



One Response

  1. It’s all over the place now @ last 2 days.
    Checking all SBS 2008 Servers.

    I usually deploy all security updates after verifying, and deploy the previous SP after the new one is released ( deploy SP2 after SP3 is released) – *unless* there is an important feature / fix which my customers cant live without.

    Ex07 SP3 RU3 = serious egg on the face

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