Common reasons for Exchange database recovery
Exchange server recovery can be necessary under various circumstances such as sudden system failure, malicious software attacks, header file corruption, inconsistencies in database, dirty shutdown, JET errors, hardware issues etc. Once the Exchange database EDB file becomes corrupt as a result of any of these issues then you will not be able to mount it. The chances of EDB recovery using native utilities like Eseutil and Powershell cmdlets are pretty slim, so there is a need to use reliable tools to repair corrupted EDB files and retrieve all the mailbox information from within. EdbMails EDB recovery and conversion tool easily recovers corrupted EDB files and can convert them to PST for easy viewing.
Solutions to common problems mentioned above
Recover from Exchange Server crash using EdbMails tool
There can be several reasons for the Exchange server crash. Whether it is physical corruption resulting from hardware failure or logical corruption due to database related issues, the most likely outcome is that the Exchange database EDB file becomes corrupted. This is where EdbMails for Exchange recovery with its advanced deep scanning algorithms comes in and helps to extract all the mailbox information from the offline EDB file.
Resolve Exchange database ‘fails to mount’ error
An Exchange database can fail to mount if the log files associated with it are missing. The transaction logs contain a record of all the transactions that are being made to an Exchange database EDB file. Unwritten log files can thus severely impact the EDB file by making it unmountable and information within inaccessible. To retrieve all information from such databases effortlessly, one can use the EdbMails Exchange repair tool.
Recovery from Exchange Dirty shutdown
The dirty shutdown error or JET_errDatabaseDirtyShutdown occurs when the database was not shutdown properly. It occurs when there is an abnormal termination of the Exchange server without the data in cache being properly committed to the information store. This can cause inconsistencies in the Exchange database and make it unmountable. To recover all the inaccessible information from dirty shutdown EDB file effortlessly, you can perform EDB recovery with EdbMails.
Say goodbye to Powershell scripts and utilities like Eseutil
There are native options like Eseutil to try and recover EDB file. With Eseutil, first one has to check for database consistency and then perform soft or hard recovery depending on whether all the log files are healthy or not. However, there is no guarantee that Eseutil will be able to fix heavily corrupted EDB files and for all such scenarios you can make use of EdbMails for Exchange database Recovery.
Convert EDB to PST using EdbMails EDB to PST converter
Step 1: The installation process is pretty straightforward.
- Download the setup from EdbMails website.
- Double click the EdbMails setup (EdbMailsSetup.exe) to install the application.
- Follow the on-screen instructions that appear to complete the installation.
Step 2: Login to the application after installing the software. You can also use the Start Your Free Trial option to test the functionality of the software.
Step 3: Select the option EDB to PST, EDB to Office 365 & Exchange and Continue.
Step 4: Choose the EDB file by clicking the Browse for EDB button, and click on Continue. Your EDB files will be recovered and the mailboxes are displayed in the form of a tree view for easy selection.
Step 5: Select the required mailboxes / folders and click the Export to Outlook PST button to continue. Alternatively, you can right click on the selected mailboxes / folders and select the option Export Selected Mailboxes / Folders to PST.
Click the Continue button to start the Export operation. In this step, you have the option of applying filters to include/exclude items and folders for the export operation. There is also an option to split the target PST file, when it reaches a size set by the user.
If the PST location has not been selected then the application will prompt to select the PST location. Select the PST location where you want to save the exported data. Ensure that you have enough free disk space to store the PST files.
Step 6: That’s it! During export operation, you can view the progress as shown below.
Appropriate message will be displayed on completion of the export operation. Start Microsoft Outlook and open the PST file to verify the exported items such as emails, calendars, contacts etc.
Benefits and Advantages of using EdbMails EDB recovery tool
Exchange Server Recovery
EdbMails Exchange Server Recovery software makes use of its advanced algorithms to scan through every last bit of the Exchange EDB file. It can recover all the information from the EDB file such as mails, calendar, contacts, drafts, sent items, attachments etc. without any data loss. It has support for most Exchange versions including Exchange Server 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003. It also supports both 32 bit and 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system.
Exchange Public Folder Recovery
Corrupted Public Folder EDB file recovery is also supported by EdbMails for Exchange. You can perform direct Public Folder export to Office 365 public folder or even Live Exchange Server Public folder. There is also an option to export Public Folder mailboxes as Outlook PST files.
Export mailboxes in various formats
While you can export all the mailboxes of your choice from the EDB file to a more accessible PST format after EDB recovery, in addition, EdbMails also supports saving mails in several other formats. You can choose from either .EML, .MHT or .HTML formats to save your mail items from the EDB mailboxes.
Export recovered EDB mailboxes to Office 365
Another feature that makes EdbMails a complete Exchange EDB file recovery solution is the fact that it supports direct EDB migration to Exchange online or Office 365. This helps you migrate all your offline EDB mailboxes to the cloud platform whenever required. There is also an option to map EDB file mailboxes to Office 365 user mailboxes with EdbMails.
Export recovered EDB mailboxes to Live Exchange Server
In case you want to directly migrate your EDB mailboxes to Live Exchange Server then EdbMails can come to your aid. This is because EdbMails for Exchange allows direct migration of EDB mailboxes to Exchange Server versions 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003.
Deleted mailbox Recovery
If there is a deleted Exchange mailbox, then you can make use of EdbMails to recover it. Whether intentionally or unintentionally deleted, EdbMails will help you restore all the deleted mailbox information from your EDB file. You can choose to export the deleted mailbox items to PST files or directly to Live Exchange Server.
Perform Granular Exchange Recovery
You can recover all the mailboxes in one go or pick and choose individual mailboxes for the export operation. Similarly, support for selective mailbox recovery in EdbMails ensures that you can select only the individual mailbox items that you wish to recover and leave out the rest.
Preview EDB file contents
With EdbMails, you can preview all the EDB file data within the application before the export operation. Once the recovery operation is completed, all the EDB mailboxes will be listed in a tree view maintaining the exact folder structure as the original EDB file. You can select and preview mailbox items such as emails, calendar, contacts etc. All the data you see in preview can be easily recovered.
Various filtering options
There are extensive filtering options to choose from before export to PST. You can choose to filter mails by before/after date, to/from address, subject, attachment names etc so as to export exactly what you need.
Recover Unicode EDB file
EdbMails has inbuilt support for Unicode EDB files apart from regular EDB files. This means that you will not face any compatibility issues when trying to recover Unicode EDB files with EdbMails and can retrieve all the information from it effortlessly. Hence, with EdbMails you will no longer have any issues trying to recover a Non-English Unicode EDB file.
Exchange EDB recovery tool free
What is more novel about EdbMails Exchange EDB recovery software is that there is a free demo version, which allows to test all the features of the tool to recover EDB to PST and export upto 30 items from each and every mailbox/folder.
If you would like to know more about the working and features of this product, you can request for a live personalized demo using this link.