Exchange Server is one of the most business critical applications in an organization; accessed by everyone in the organization, everyday and round the clock. It can be from their outlook client, tabs, mobile devices etc. Exchange Server emails are also considered to be legal and many organizations retain the user’s mailbox data for compliance and regulatory requirement with legal hold option in Exchange Servers. This adds a lot of pressure on the IT Department to make sure that emails servers are protected from various unforeseen situations like DB failure, Server failure and AD site failure. The latest version of Exchange Server offers some high availability and site resiliency with DAG. These options can only protect the database from different physical failures or physical corruption, but they cannot protect it from logical corruption. Logical corruption could be due to physical hard drive errors, file size errors, JET errors, human errors, virus attacks, hardware problems, etc. During the logical corruption we may have to rely on the backups to restore the database and this is subject to data loss for the users.
Kernel Exchange Server Recovery and EDB Repair Tool can easily perform database recovery without any data loss from the corrupted database. It can not only connect to the corrupted database repairs corrupt, damages but also allow exporting of the user mailbox data into the PST. Again, it can even copy the content to the user’s mailbox in the live exchange servers.
It is an easy to use to tool with simple GUI which can connect to any database file from Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2013.
It provides the option to perform a standard or advanced scan. Generally, scan is used but advance scan mode is used only when a DB is severely corrupted and unable to recover it using the standard scan.
Once it is connected, it scans through the entire EDB file, fixes the corruption and displays the entire mailbox in the EDB file. Right click on the EDB file and save the contents of all the mailbox into individual users .PST or it can even connected to the live exchange server mailbox. If required, you can also export the content of the individual mailbox only to the .PST or to the live exchange server, depending on the requirement.
It also provides the option to perform advance search for the individual mailbox and export the contents.
It is a great life-saving tool for Exchange administrators who can even recover the items which are permanently deleted from the deleted items folder. It also support public folder and provides the option to export the public folder content into PST. It provides options to export the individual emails to MSG, EML, RTF, HTML, TEXT and PST files. It can even export the mailbox bigger than 2 GB and in case there is no 2GB mailbox size limitation, it can split the mailbox, which is more than 2 GB into multiple PST files.
I think this is a great and handy tool for all Exchange administrators and would recommend this tool for the all Exchange administrators to explore this product and when there is a critical server’s database corruption. Also, the free trail can saves/export 25 items per folder. Please check download page for more information.