It is my pleasure to introduce you here the basic mechanism to repair Exchange mailbox database with attachments online/offline in all editions of windows (7, XP, 2003), Exchange Server, MS Outlook(2016,2013,2010,2007).
Understanding the concepts of Microsoft exchange EDB database structure will help to analyze the defected mailboxes items in a very short time. The exchange database(EDB) consists of multiple mailbox items. In an electronic exchange communication like messaging, calendaring, scheduling, etc items are stored in the exchange server as well as a copy of the items are saved to computer as outlook data files. There are two types of outlook data files(.ost and .pst).Later on we will discuss about OST.
Also on further sections of this article, you may also find the best tools to recover individual EDB mailboxes from mounted database.
Files in an Exchange account need to be updated with time. These files are very much important for exchange administrator. But sometimes such files might also be seen corrupted due to various situations like sudden power failure, system crash, infected with virus, etc.
A couple of months ago, In a blog posted by a combined researched team on exchange emails popped up that manual tools like PowerShell are less effective than full featured tools while repairing the corrupted exchange records.
It is true that most exchange administrator believe manual tools are handy and cost effective .But these tools only repairs small blogs of corroded mailbox item. And it cannot be used to repair fully corrupted files.
How to Handle Damaged Exchange Records?
A damaged or corrupted exchange files has unorganized file index structure. Such an unorganized files can be fixed in two ways.There are two types of tool available based on the procedures used to resolve exchange database issues. The first one is the PowerShell tool and the second one is a full featured tools.
The PowerShell tools are inbuilt tools available at free of cost which interacts with the system via a set of instructions (syntax) .Some remarkable PowerShell syntax are ESEUTIL, ISINTEG, NewMailboxExport. These are few tools which are best utilized to repair small blogs of corroded/ unorganized (mismatched filename with body section) exchange files.
In the competing modern age, only superior full featured tools dominate the old techniques. Old techniques like using PowerShell is not described to be utilized for large file maintenance. Also highly corrupted files will deny to operate with powershell. So I donât think power shell tools can fix horribly damaged index structures so a full featured software is needed to conduct maximum file repair operation.
Installing right tools at right time saves time and techniques
You wonât believe all the crazy techniques, several mail experts suggested for repairing corrupted exchange mailboxes database.Recently I have recovered some of my important corrupted official documents sent as attachment via exchange account with a toolkit suggested by the cited combined researchers.
Free from wired exchange index database structure
A fully featured tool offers to repair exchange mailbox database from wired index structure. Such tools can repair EDB files of different level of corruption issues.