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At times, when you try retrieving your data from MS Exchange Server, the process fails, and you receive error message mentioned below:
WARNING: \\SERVER2K3\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (SERVER2K3) is a corrupt file.
This file cannot verify.
Database or database element is corrupt
This error message means that you might lose your important data and this condition is the result of one of the following reasons:
In order to fix this problem, you can have appropriate permission from the administrator and try again. Either you can repair your Exchange Server by using Eseutil.exe tool or Exchange Server can be repaired by using third party Exchange Server repair tool.
Corruption of Exchange Server database is a very crucial situation and it needs to be repaired as early as it can be.
Eseutil.exe is an inbuilt Exchange Server utility that enables user to verify and repair .edb files. However, if you want to fix this corruption error then you will have to perform EDB recovery. Eseutil repair process involves rebuilding the Exchange database and eliminating the invalid data during the process. Before starting running the Eseutil application, users must ensure the following requirements.
These are mandatory requirements, and after fulfilling these, you can start the repair process through Eseutil commands. You can find and open the Eseutil application by visiting this path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin
Check your database state by running this command in Eseutil application
If the status is Dirty Shutdown and the output shows missing logs, you can perform soft recovery by running this cmdlet.
Check the status again and If soft recovery does not work, perform the hard recovery. Use this cmdlet.
Users can recheck the database state and can find if the Exchange Database is in a healthy state or not. However, one cannot guarantee that the database gets repaired or no data loss happened during the process.
Better is to try a reliable, professional EDB recovery solution to access the Exchange data once again without any data loss.
Kernel for Exchange Server recovers mailboxes from corrupt, damaged and inaccessible EDB files of MS Exchange Server. Moreover, it recovers all emails, notes, contacts, journal, calendar entries, and other items from the inaccessible mailboxes. The software supports exchange database recovery from EDB files created using Exchange Server 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019. Kernel for Exchange Server is user-friendly and easy to use software that ensures high accuracy in EDB recovery. Let us know it’s working.
Hence, the recovery is performed in just 5-6 steps through Kernel for Exchange Server tool.
EDB corruption causes mailboxes data to access issues in the Exchange Server, which can be fixed either manually through eseutil.exe utility. But this method is not so reliable. By performing recovery with advanced Exchange Recovery solution, you can retrieve the entire data from Exchange database files.