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Eseutil.exe is a command line tool provided by Microsoft Corporation to let you fix the issues that occur in Exchange Server due to database corruption. However, you need to use various switches with the eseutil command in order to repair the damaged Exchange database file. The most common switch used to repair the damaged Exchange database with eseutil command is /p.
However, when using the eseutil /p command to deal with the damaged Exchange database file, you must consider the following points:
When using eseutil /p command to repair the damaged Exchange database file, you may face the following issues:
Whenever these issues occur repairing process does not complete; therefore, you must resolve these issues to repair the database. Let us now see how to deal with the specified issues.
After you have completed executing the eseutil /p command, perform the following processes:
The aforementioned processes are recommended to be performed after the execution of the eseutil /p command. However, you can skip these processes to save the recovery time but the data recovered may be less than the data you can recover after executing these processes.
The eseutil.exe command line utility works best in case the corruption is less. But, if the corruption is more, then eseutil.exe fails to repair the damaged database file. At that time, Kernel for Exchange Server helps you to perform exchange repair for the badly corrupted Exchange database files. The software completely scans the damaged database file and performs Exchange recovery. You can use the Kernel for Exchange Server software to recover mailboxes from the damaged database file created with MS Exchange Server version 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, or 2007.