Exchange Server takes care of all our organizational communication needs with the set of features that it offers. Microsoft has come up with a number of versions to improve upon the drawbacks in the earlier versions and to support new functionality. The latest in the series being Exchange Server 2010. Exchange Server database store all our communication needs such as emails, contacts, calendars, notes, tasks etc. The problem occurs when this database (EDB) goes corrupt. In such situations all our historical communication gets locked in the corrupt EDB file and becomes inaccessible. It’s not that vendor is not aware of the severity of the issue, and hence improving on that front in newer editions of the product. But, still there are situations that demand edb to pst conversion.
Emphasizing Database availability and vendor provided tools.
Microsoft has been emphasizing on the availability of the Exchange Server database in the newer editions of the Exchange Server that it launches. In its newest edition, i.e. Exchange Server 2010, through the concept of Database Availability Groups (DAG), it has tried to improve on the database level availability as opposed to server level availability in previous editions. Still, if any such database corruption issue arises, there is a pair of tools called ESEUTIL and ISINTEG that can defragment the database store, checks its integrity and also perform repair operation. However, there are a number of things that you should ensure before using these tools.
Ensure that you have a backup of the database on which you are going to use these tools.
Check the basic things before taking help from them.
You will be required to dismount the EDB file before you can use these tools on them.
Ensure that you have complete understanding of ESEUTIL and ISINTEG tools before you use them.
These tools come handy while taking care of a variety of issues, but there are situations where they fail to solve the problem. There are situations when EDB file suffers major corruption and the important mailboxes become inaccessible. You can convert edb to pst to take care of such situations.
EDB to PST converter for recovering inaccessible information
EDB corruption can be effectively dealt with by converting the mailboxes within the corrupt EDB to PST format. In that way, all or a few of the important mailboxes can be converted into PST which can be accessed directly by the Outlook. There are a number of professional tools available to convert the EDB to PST format. Lepide Exchange Manager is a widely deployed tool that can take care of even serious EDB corruption issues and recover mailboxes while maintaining the original folder structure. So, next time your EDB file goes corrupt, life will be easier if you have this kind of professional tool under your belt.
Let’s consider a scenario, we all keep many important data files in the Mailbox only and don’t save it on local machine separately without realizing the risk that comes with such practices. In case the exchange server goes corrupt, you will only have yourself to blame for such disaster. But then, if you have any professional third-party tool like Lepide Exchange manager to take care of such situations, you can still get back your data. With this tool all you are required to do is point it to the corrupt EDB, next create a new PST and finally copy mailbox from corrupt exchange repair. And your mailbox, in original format, is ready for easy access.
The author of this article is an IT expert who specializes in email recovery software including edb to pst converter. In the current article author has pointed out that how one can steer around exchange corruption situation by converting edb to pst.