Reasons behind Exchange Server Database file or (.edb) file corruption
There are numerous reasons behind the corruption of the EDB file, some of the common ones are listed below, so just have a look –
- Sudden termination of the Exchange Server while it is working on something.
- Corruption of database header file.
- Macro virus attacks that corrupt some database files and make its data inaccessible.
- Presence of bad sector in the storage media causing logical damage.
- Storage media corruption either due to power surge or something similar leads to physical damage and data lose.
- Unknown errors like “JET errors” that can cause inaccessibility of EDB file and its data.
- Memory error due to certain shortage of memory or storage space.
How to repair damaged/corrupt Exchange Server database or (.edb) file?
When Exchange mailbox database gets corrupt all its data become inaccessible and it is really very tiresome job to restore that data back. You can restore it either by using valid updated backup file or by using inbuilt command-line utility i.e. ESEUTIL and ISINTEG . These tools work with database files like (EDB), LOG files, STM files and others and perform wide range of operations like offline defragmentation, integrity check, database repair and so on. But the issue with this inbuilt database repair solutions provided by Microsoft is it does not guarantee the accurate database repair results. So, the best alternative to repair the corrupt (.edb) file and access its data is to use third party EDB Repair Tool which will effectively repair your corrupt database files and extract user mailboxes as a distinct PST files that can directly be imported and used in Outlook. So, just download Exchange Server Database Repair Tool and recover your crucial stuffs in seconds.
Common Exchange Server Database Errors
- "Sever Specific Error 4294966278 (JET_errReadVerifyFailure)"
- "Unable to read the log file header"
- "The information store terminated abnormally"
- "Database or database element is corrupt"
- "Error 0xfffff05b"
- "-1305 Jet_errObjectNotFound"
- "Error Opening Message Store"
- "An MTA database server error was encountered. Error accessing object attribute (AAT) on a Read/Write operation."
Features of EDB Repair Software
Saves Recovered Mailbox in PST Format - After the damaged (EDB file) is repaired, The Exchange Server software facilitate the user to save the recorded files as a PST file which can be easily moved in the mail items and MS outlook.
Recovers accidently deleted mailboxes –Exchange Server Recovery is hugely helpful in restoring and recovering the user mailboxes, which have been accidently, deleted.
Corrupt Exchange Server Recovery – The tool repairs the damaged and corrupt Exchange database files (EDB), it restores the entire unreachable mailboxes in to working condition PST files. You can import the files to your MS outlook & recover contact to all your mail components.
Selective Mailbox Exchange Recovery – After scanning and repairing the damaged Exchange database files, this software lists all the mailboxes with their recoverable all mail stuff. The software also allows you to choose any exacting mailbox and execute selective EDB recovery.
Preview All Recoverable Mail Items – This software preview all the recover mail items, before recovery. Exchange Server Software scans the damaged or corrupt EDB files and lists the entire recoverable mail stuff from the unreachable mailboxes in the structure.
Generates log reports of Entire Recovery – The software creates and allows the user to save details the log report of all the recovery procedure. It stores the total history of the recovery process, recovery date and time, recovered folders, including the path of the scanned EDB files etc.
Steps to Repair EDB Files
Step 1: Click on ‘open EDB File' select the file or to search the file click on ‘Find EDB File'.
Step 2: Choose the MS Exchange Server type and click ‘Start' button.
Step 3: Select the type of scanning, ‘Quick Scan' or ‘Extensive Scan' and click ‘ok'.
Step 4: Recoverable file and folders are present in the left panel; you can see the preview of the item by clicking.
Step 5: Select the mailbox folders to recover and click on the ‘Save mailboxes' icon. Fill the destination drive or folder in a dialog box and click ‘ok'.
Step 6: Selected Data will be recovered.