Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Restoring corrupt EDB file in MS Exchange Server 2007

MS Exchange Server is the server side of the client-server, collaborative application from Microsoft. It ably provides standard email features such as emails, contacts, notes, tasks, calendar items, etc. In addition, it provides you the option to access Exchange Server mobile devices and various web-based browsers. It may be notable that the server information is stored in an EDB (Exchange Information Store Database) file. At times the EDB file may get corrupt due to which you are unable to mount the Exchange Server database. These situations may occur due to various reasons such as abruptly exiting the Exchange Server, virus infections, corruption in the database header, hardware issues, etc. Such cases can be handled by using certain in-built methods. If you are not able to resolve the problem, then you should use an EDB Repair Software to repair the corrupted EDB file.

Consider a scenario wherein you have Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 running in your organization. When you try to mount the database that is running on the Server, you are unable to do so. An error message is displayed, that is:

“An internal processing error has occurred. Try restarting the Exchange System Manager or the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service, or both.
ID no: c1041724
Exchange System Manager”


There could be the following causes for the aforementioned error message:

1. The eseutil /p command was executed on corrupted databases and the log files were not removed during the process.
2. The eseutil command was executed for an incorrect logfile base as shown in the following example:
eseutil /r three-character logfile base name


To resolve this problematic situation, you should perform the following methods for each of the mentioned cause:

1.Resolution for Cause 1: To do this, you should ensure two things:

A) Whether the eseutil /p command was run: This can be done by using the following command in the Command Prompt:
“c:\program files\exchsrvr\bin\eseutil /mh "c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\name of Exchange database.edb”
i. If the repair count is 1, then this command was run on this database.

B) If the database is in a clean and consistent state: To do this, you should perform the consistency check on the databases. If the database is consistent, then you should move the log files to a backup folder and then mount the databases.

2. Resolution for Cause 2: You should provide the correct parameter to run the eseutil command. For example,
“eseutil /r e00”

Once you perform the mentioned methods, try to mount the database. You will that the problem is now rectified. However, if it is not so then you should use a third-party Exchange Database Repair to extract the corrupted EDB files. Such .EDB repair tools are read-only in nature and are able to convert the EDB files to independent PST files using fast yet sophisticated scanning algorithms.

Stellar Phoenix Exchange Server Recovery is a software that performs Exchange Recovery of corrupted EDB files. It is able to perform repair edb by converting the Exchange mailboxes into equivalent PSTs for each user.

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