Exchange database recovery is needed when the organization's Exchange EDB files become corrupt or dismount. Therefore, organizations look to repair Exchange database file as soon as possible. Otherwise, it may affect the working of the Exchange Server. Microsoft offers a native tool to perform the Exchange recovery names as Eseutil. Users can take help from this native method for soft and hard recovery of Exchange database files. Soft and hard recovery depends on the level of damage in the Exchange EDB files that we will discuss in this blog. Moreover, we will also discuss about the professional software that Shoviv offers to repair exchange corrupt mailbox database of Exchange Server.
Above, we mentioned some common reasons why an Exchange database file gets corrupted. It could be more reasons that vary from user to user.
Eseutil is the native tool that Microsoft provides to repair EDB files. This Eseutil tool is useful in repairing corrupt EDB files, reducing the size of EDB files, and many more. Now we will discuss the step-by-step process to repair Exchange database using Eseutil. But before that, we will focus on some switches of the Eseutil.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin follows this path to find the Eseutil tool for your Exchange Server.
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Below we discussed the steps you can follow to perform the Exchange database repair using the Eseutil tool.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\
eseutil /mh < database file name>
If it shows a clean shutdown state, then there is no issue in your exchange database file. And users easily recover all the data by moving all the logs to a different location. If it displays the dirty state shutdown; the database file can't recover by moving logs. This might be due to missing or deleted log files in the database. In this situation, users need to perform a hard recovery process that we will discuss.
eseutil /ml " location of log file "
It will display the status of the log file if they are healthy or having a problem.
After performing this task, recheck the status of the database using the eseutil/mh command. And mount all data from the Exchange database file.
Users must have to use the eseutil/p command to perform the hard recovery.
Last, after completing this process use the Isinteg tool to repair Index. Firstly, find the location of the tool by following C:>Program Files>Exchsrvr> bin location.
Then, run the Isinteg tool using the Isinteg –s < server_name> -fix –test alltests command.
Repeat this command multiple times to fix the errors.
Moreover, if you use the Exchange 2010 or later version, users can use New-MailboxRepairRequest before mounting the database. Remember one thing while performing this task – don't stop the process once it starts.
The Eseutil tool is not efficient in recovering all the data with the accuracy of the Exchange database file. So, you have to be prepared for data loss situations. Moreover, it has a tricky process; you should be technically savvy. It consumes too much time and is complicated to use. Therefore, professional software like Shoviv third-party software is the best solution you can implement to repair Exchange database file of the Exchange Server.
Shoviv Exchange Recovery Manager Tool is advanced software that gives an accurate recovery of the data after the repair Exchange Server database file. The working process of this software is easily understandable. This software works at the fastest speed and is able to process multiple Exchange database files in a single click. Moreover, it has no limitations on adding large and multiple EDB files at once.
Users must only follow one or two steps to process this repair task. It has various features and functionality that provides a good working experience to users. Users do need prior technical knowledge to perform the Exchange Server database repair task. Below we described more features and functionality that Shoviv Exchange Recovery Manager Tool offers.
Most importantly, it has an incremental export option through which users can resume the paused process and eliminate data duplicity. This software also generates a report of the complete process after repairing the EDB files file. Shoviv offers a free evaluation version of this software that users can download to check its additional features. Now we will provide you step by step guide on how to repair Exchange database files using Shoviv software.
Before going ahead, install the Shoviv Exchange Recovery Manager Tool.exe from the official website of Shoviv.
As we discussed above about both manual and professional methods to repair Exchange database files, we conclude that the Shoviv Exchange Recovery Manager Tool is the best solution. But still, it all depends on the user’s understanding of which solution they want to prefer to make this repair task. Before making any decision, try its free trial version, which allows users to process 50 items per folder into the target.