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Exchange Server from Microsoft has revolutionized professional email communication in enterprises. Now email communication within and outside the organization has become more convenient and easier irrespective of the size of the firm.
To make the messages completely secure, Microsoft has introduced a lot of features in Exchange. But still, many threats are roaming around to damage the database. These threats make the Exchange database corrupt and inaccessible. Some major causes of Exchange database corruption are –
The latest version of Exchange Server has upgraded the security features to safeguard the user mailboxes. Some of the prominent features are following-
Windows Server Core Support – Using Exchange Server on Windows covers a lesser surface area. It reduces the chances of external attacks.
Block external access to Exchange admin center (EAC) and the Exchange Management Shell – There is a Client Access Rule to block the external usage of Exchange Admin Center and Exchange Management Shell.
TLS 1.2 is the only version that’s enabled by default – For the betterment of client and server connections, the default encryption will be TLS 1.2 only. The older algorithms like DES, 3DES, RC2, RC4, and MD5 will remain disabled.
Let’s see the two methods to recover the lost data from a corrupt Exchange database and convert EDB file to PST
Try automated solution Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery to recover corrupt exchange database and export to PST, Live Exchange and Office 365.
Eseutil is an inbuilt tool within the Exchange Server which is useful to repair the corrupt databases, defragment them, check database integrity, and reduce the size.
The default location of the tool in Exchange 2013/2016 is –
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin
The functional aspect of Eseutil tool is quite broad, and you can perform following actions using multiple switches –
Before starting defragmentation of the database, you should save a backup of the database in case of emergency.
You can try this command multiple times to eleminate all issues in the Exchange database.
Our smartly designed and efficient Exchange database recovery software is a professional Exchange EDB to PST tool which can fully recover a corrupt Exchange database by retrieving the mailboxes (even the deleted ones). It has quite a simple interface and completes the recovery process in minimum steps possible. Here are the complete steps for Exchange Recovery –
Both Exchange recovery software – ESEUTIL and Exchange Database recovery software are useful in scanning the EDB file, but they have a variety in their functionalities.Use ESEUTIL run for some soft and hard recovery based on corruption and can also change the integrity of highly corrupt data. But the software does not interfere with the integrity of data and recover it without any change. If the ESEUTIL does not work, then you should use the software to repair EDB file.
Expert Reviews on TechNet: Repair corrupted EDB file and convert in PST file.
Manual method is lengthy and the thing of the user who is doing exchange recovery using it should be well known of commands, to avoid time consume in process and maintain accuracy of recovery, one must use tools like Kernel for Exchange Server.
After dirty shutdown state, sometimes the recovery of Exchange database becomes a headache because essutil utility fails to repair database files. I am glad that Kernel Exchange Server resolve all my Exchange recovery and migration related issues.