Sometimes the EDB file error is so intense that it can prove out to be ruthless for the Exchange server data. The reverberations in return of such data crisis can be fatal for the growth prospects of a company. Off course! There are tools available for Exchange 2003 recovery and Exchange 2007 recovery but they are having many limitations of their own. Using these tools for Exchange 2003 Repair is like fighting a gun battle with a knife. These are some of the limitations of the repair utilities:
What are the Eseutil.exe and Isinteg.exe utilities?
The Eseutil and Isinteg utilities automatically install themselves with the Exchange server. They reside at..\exchsrvr\bin directory. For running these tools a user would have to add the full path of ..\exchsrvr\bin.
These are some of the limitations of Eseutil.exe and Isinteg.exe utilities:
There are many risks associated with the Eseutil.exe and Isinteg.exe repair process.
During the repair process a user can permanently lose his valuable data. It is also not possible to undo the changes made in the database – during the Exchange recovery process. For avoiding data loss, a user should prepare a backup copy of the database files before trying the repair process.
The Eseutil & Isinteg.exe utilities demand a lot of free disk space for running. For Eseutil /P command the user should have at least 20 % free disk space of the database which is being repaired. For Eseutil /D command, a user should assure 110% free disk space of the database which is being repaired.
It is best to have more free disk space for repairing the Exchange server.
The repair process with the Eseutil and Isinteg utilities is quite complex & lengthy. They consume a lot of valuable time for restoring the database.
A successful Exchange recovery displays zero errors at the end of the process. Only after the zero errors the database is considered to be repaired. The unrepaired database should not be brought into the production line.
For repairing the database, a user should run Eseutil /P, then Eseutil /D and finally run the Isinteg –fix –test alltests command. Each command should be given after successful recovery of the first one. All this makes the Exchange recovery process quite difficult. If a user wants to only salvage the data then he can leave the Eseutil /D command.
For assuring zero errors a user should run the Isinteg command again and again. Sometimes the error count never comes down to zero. In such a situation, the user can only salvage the data besides bringing it to the production line. He can merge folders or migrate the mailboxes to new database.
So the best method for Exchange 5.0 recovery, Exchange 5.5 recovery, Exchange 2000 recovery, Exchange 2003 recovery, Exchange 2007 recovery and Exchange 2010 recovery is Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery. This crackerjack custom made software can restore the EDB files from any situation. This Exchange 2003 Repair tool even works on the STM files of Exchange Server.