Read the white paper on Disaster Recovery from the Microsoft Support site.
This will tell you what you can do.

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> From:         Lewis Kapell
> Reply To:     Exchange Discussions
> Sent:         Thursday, January 3, 2002 13:15
> To:   Exchange Discussions
> Subject:      getting data from priv.edb
> 
> Sorry if this message is a duplicate; I tried sending it before but I'm
> not
> sure if it went through.
> 
> My company uses Exchange 5.5 with less than 100 users.  One of the drives
> on
> the server went down and the directory (dir.edb) was lost.  We have no
> backups (yes, I know, shame on us).  My question is, can the data (the
> users' saved messages) be extracted from priv.edb?
> 
> I ran isinteg -pri -dump, and the result contained a section titled "Dump
> of
> the mailbox table", with entries for each mailbox in our site.  For each
> mailbox there are about 14 lines of information, followed by a line
> saying:
>       Error: 1 database retrieve error on current record.
> Can anyone tell me what this error means?  Should I be seeing individual
> mail messages in this dump file?  
> 
> Is there any other way I can extract my user's messages from this file?
> Thanks for any help.
> 
> Lewis Kapell
> 
> 
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