In this article, we will take you through the process of using a recovery database to restore the Exchange database. We will also help you understand what a recovery database is, and if there is any more straightforward solution to restore Exchange database.
Brief about a recovery database
A recovery database can make your life easier when you need to restore an exchange database. It is a part of Exchange database recovery procedure using which a database administrator (DBA) can extract data from a restored database. Learn more
Office 365 is a Cloud based technology that has many advanced options in comparison to the other email clients, such as-
- Allows its user to work from anywhere
- Collaborate the team easily (Everyone who needs to can work on the same version)
- Access the latest version of Office 365 without any cost
- Subscription-Based Payment
- Most secure Email client server
- Reduces risks of losing the data
In the world of email communication, Microsoft Exchange server stands at the top as a leader especially among organizations who consider email security a prime factor. Plus, the fast email communication with many other benefits is provided by Microsoft Exchange server. To provide organizations and their employees with many benefits, the server uses a database file named Exchange Database file (.edb file) to store users’ details including email addresses, their properties, and much more. Learn more
Public folders provide shared access to data and help organizations to collaborate effectively. They existed on separate Public Folder databases in earlier Exchange versions, but in recent versions, they (known as modern public folders) exist on Mailbox databases.
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Using Eseutil to Bring Exchange Database to Clean Shutdown State
A Clean Shutdown state is a minimum requirement for the database to mount successfully. A database is said to be in Clean Shutdown state if it has been dismounted correctly with all the transactions in log files committed to the database. Generally, a database in Clean Shutdown state mounts easily without any troubles. And if the database is in Dirty Shutdown state and fails to mount, it must be brought back to Clean Shutdown state. Learn more
Dealing with an oversized Exchange database (.EDB) file is always a complex process and a proper care require to be taken to fix the issue. In fact, if as the EDB file grows out of control and reach beyond its specified volume rapidly, the possibility of Server running out of space too increases drastically. The important point to note is that as more data gets collected in the respective EDB file, its size automatically starts growing but even if you remove or delete any data is removed the file doesn’t compress at all. In fact, these free space are taken over by white spaces afterward. So, it is very important to deal with such issues immediately. There are different solutions to deal with such circumstances: Learn more
Email is an essential communication tool that plays a vital role in building modern messaging infrastructure within and outside the organization. Because it is such an inevitable necessity for today’s business, people need cutting-edge tools to stay focused and continue to grow along with the industry trends. The modern tools help users to stay organized, smoothly interact with other users and simultaneously prioritize what’s significant in their mailboxes, and schedules. Learn more
Productivity of any organization is directly proportional to a smooth information flow, and companies are striving best to deploy ultimate communication technologies in their premises. Ruling all generations of technology, Microsoft Exchange Server is definitely an expert email server technology which demonstrates its powerful collaborative features with the most popular MS Outlook email client. Better contact management, appointment scheduling, calendar management, and advanced email storage services had genuinely benefited Microsoft in gaining its popularity and world-wide acceptance in comparisons to other email servers available in the IT industries. Learn more
When Administrators try to mount an Exchange database on the server, sometimes an error message may appear:
‘Error -1216 (JET_errAttachedDatabaseMismatch)’
What exactly Jet Error 1216 is?
Jet Error 1216 pops out when the header information in the log files and the databases shows that an important file has been removed from the log. Then, the error message appears as “Error -1216 (JET_errAttachedDatabaseMismatch)”.
Causes of Jet Error 1216
This error generally occurs due to sudden stoppage of a storage group and the subsequent loss of data. After rectifying this error, the storage group may start again but with some data missing. And the consequences are severe:
- The missing data or information may not be included in the storage group.
- When the storage group starts, the header information will be inconsistent and it will again pop-up Jet Error 1216.
Some other reasons for this error are:
- Severely corrupt EDB files
- Network related issues
- Changes made to crucial files
How to fix Exchange Jet Error 1216?
You can try to resolve this error is using ESUETIL utility. Follow the given steps to resolve this error:
- First, you need to look for the files with inconsistencies. For this:
- In Exchange version 2003, use the command:
- ESEUTIL /mh <database name>| find /i “consistent”
- For later versions, use the command:
- ESEUTIL /mh <database name>| find /i “Shutdown”
If all the logs are available, you can try to repair the database using Eseutil and Isinteg.
- If any of the logs is missing, the complete data recovery is not possible. In that case:
- Try to mount the database without the missing data.
- Try to restore the data from the available backups.
- Try to repair using ESEUTIL /p command, ESEUTIL /d command, and ISINTEG-fix command.
- If all the above methods fail, try a professional Exchange Server Recovery tool to recover the data from offline EDB files.
Recovering inaccessible Exchange data from offline EDB files
When manual methods fail to fix Jet errors and to retrieve unavailable Exchange data, you can try a reliable third-party EDB to PST Tool. It has two recovery modes—Standard Scan and Deep Scan—to recover data in different situations of corruption.
This tool restores mailboxes from corrupt EDB files and saves them to PST files. It also exports offline EDB mailboxes to live Exchange and Office 365. And the detailed reports generated by the tool provides the details of all the operations performed.
As a matter of fact, user mailboxes are stored on the Exchange Server. This simply means that the Exchange Server database stores your emails, notes, contacts, calendar items and more.
The Exchange Server has the responsibility of delivering emails to the target recipients. However, have this ever happened with you that your Exchange Server is delivering your outgoing emails without the attachments. Also, in the Exchange Server mailbox, you are unable to view the any attachments. Learn more