Restore EDB File

It is not possible to run Exchange Server without errors. Errors constantly happen in the exchange environment. Keeping this in mind, Microsoft offers some inbuilt tools –disaster recovery tools and wizards - to deal with such situations. The most important Microsoft tools for Exchange recovery are Exchange Server Database Utilities (Eseutil.exe) and Information Store Integrity Checker (Isinteg.exe). Some third party tools like RecoveryFIX for Exchange Server also cater to the needs of Exchange users. This tool is highly professional, user-friendly, and comprehensive compared to the inbuilt tools, and works efficiently independent of the version of the Exchange Server.

Exchange Server Database Utilities (Eseutil.exe)

Exchange Server Database Utility (Eseutil.exe) is a command-line tool that verifies, modifies and repairs Exchange Database file. This is the first tool that you can rely upon on encountering an issue with Exchange Server functioning. It is located in :\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Bin, its default installation folder and works with extensible storage engine (ESE).

Note: In Exchange 2007, it works with any ESE database. However, in versions prior to that, it works only with mailbox and public folder ESE databases. It does not support STM files of Exchange 2007, but supports STM files of versions prior to that.

Exchange Server Database Utility runs from the command prompt and runs on one database at time. At the low level of the database, it examines the structure of the records and database tables. Eseutil operates in various modes as per the requirement. For repairing the corrupt Exchange database, you can employ repair, recovery and restore modes of the Eseutil utility. For verifying the state of the database, you can employ integrity, file dump and checksum modes of the Eseutil utility.

Eseutil mode Switch
Repair Eseutil /P
Restore Eseutil /C
Recovery Eseutil /R

RecoveryFIX for Exchange Server

When the inbuilt tools fail to recover and restore edb files or when you find them not user-friendly, try RecoveryFIX for Exchange Server. It rescues EDB files after Exchange database corruption due to dirty shutdown states, header information corruption, Jet errors etc. It fixes Exchange database corruption of all ranges and provides many convenient options for browsing, filtering, previewing and saving EDB files. This user-friendly edb to pst converter tool guides the user on every step of the recovery through on-screen instructions. Depending on the level of corruption, users can use any of the three modes: Automatic analyze and recover, Advance Scan and Rebuild corrupt database. After the recovery, EDB files are displayed for a preview. After preview, they can be saved as PST in a suitable location.

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Features of RecoveryFIX for Exchange Server

  • Recovers corrupt EDB files and saves them as PST
  • Recovers deleted items as well as items in UNICODE format
  • More user-friendly, convenient and comprehensive compared to the inbuilt tools
  • Allows the preview of recovered items in a tree like structure
  • Retains the properties, structure and format of the items recovered
  • Supports MS Exchange Server 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013
  • Available as free trial version

Try Free Version of RecoveryFIX for Exchange Server

The easiest way to know more about RecoveryFIX for Exchange Server is to download its free trial version. It lets you restore EDB files from the corrupt database in no time. Though you can preview the recovered items using the trial version, you cannot save them. If you are happy with the performance of the trial version, purchase the full version and save the recovered items in a location of your convenience.


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