Recovery for Exchange Server

Data recovery software for corrupted Microsoft® Exchange Server email databases

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Recovery for Exchange Server
Recovery for Exchange Server

Recovery for Exchange Server repairs corrupted Exchange Server email databases (.edb, .stm). The program can also be used on healthy databases as EDB to PST conversion tool.

Supported Exchange Server versions:
2010, 2007, 2003, 2003 SP1, 2003 SP2, 2000 and 5.5

Attention: make backup copies of corrupted file(s) before recovery

Click Recover to start

Version 5.5
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Recovery for Exchange Server repairs corrupted Exchange Server email databases (.edb, .stm). The program can also be used on healthy databases as EDB to PST conversion tool.

Supported Exchange Server versions:
2010, 2007, 2003, 2003 SP1, 2003 SP2, 2000 and 5.5

The recovered data is saved into a set of Personal Storage File (.pst) format files. PST files are readable with Outlook or other compatible email client.

New major feature: view and selectively extract email database items using the Recovery for Exchange Server Data Browser.

Free Demo

Download a free demo version of Recovery for Exchange Server.

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Features

New in Recovery for Exchange Server 5.5:

Standard features:

Data Browser

Data Browser is a new feature bundled with the product, available from the same program group where Recovery for Exchange Server is installed. It is a separate granular data recovery utility to view and extract individual items from email database.

Always try the Data Browser if...

Tip: Recovery for Exchange Server Data Browser can be used as a preview and recovery tool on both corrupted and healthy files.

System Requirements

Specific:

General:

Recovery for Exchange Server Description

Recovery for Exchange Server is designed for effective data recovery from corrupted Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes. Using Recovery for Exchange Server allows to avoid the loss of important information. Nowadays Microsoft Exchange Server is the most widespread tool for creation any types of mailboxes, including corporate mailboxes.

Recovery for Exchange Server scans, analyzes the corrupted file and exports all available data from the file. If the mailbox is strongly damaged, some data loss is inevitable. All restored data is saved into a set of Personal Storage File (.pst) format files. After the recovery the mailbox becomes available for processing. Recovery for Exchange Server repairs folders, messages and file attachments, notes, contacts, tasks and appointments, creation dates for all objects and so on.

The important fact is that the program only analyzes the damaged file and does not change the original data. Recovery for Exchange Server works with Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes of different versions (.edb, .stm files).

What if no data to recover detected in your damaged exchange server file? You can order a file review by our technical team. In some cases it is possible to retrieve data only manually.

Recovery for Exchange Server Tool Demo Explained

The demo result allows to evaluate recoverability of a particular corrupted exchange server email database.

There are two typical outcomes of using the demo results:

  1. A limited amount of actual data will be fixed from the damaged exchange server file. Other fixed data will be presented as placeholders labeled "demo";
  2. Data analysis will find the email database impossible to fix. "No data to recover" message will be shown in that case.

OfficeRecovery Fix and Recover Exchange Server Files

At first a very important point is to define whether your edb or stm file is corrupted. A exchange server file is corrupted when it has inconsistencies that make it impossible to open it with Microsoft Exchange Server. If while trying to open your edb or stm file you got an error message or the application crashed or the file could open as a mix of random characters, all these are typical symptoms of your exchange server file corruption.

The good news is that in most cases a half of corrupted exchange server files aren't lost completely. And Recovery for Exchange Server was exactly created to fix and restore the remaining non-corrupted data from damaged edb or stm files. You will get your data back and will be able to open it with Microsoft Exchange Server without any errors.

Using Recovery for Exchange Server

  1. Backup the corrupted email database(s) before proceeding with any recovery activities. Use reliable non-local media such as CD or network drive to store backups.
  2. Start Recovery for Exchange Server.
  3. Press the Next... button. A file selection dialog will open.
  4. Select the email database corrupted and press "Recover" button.
  5. Set recovery options to optimize processing speed and recovery results. If you are not sure about recovery options please use the settings set by default.
  6. See Recovery Settings Description section for detailed information on the recovery options.
  7. Select the destination folder where there recovered data is stored.
  8. Wait while the file is processed.

Questions And Answers

 
Q: Can Recovery for Exchange Server repair my Exchange Server email database?
A: The effective way to find out if a Exchange Server email database is recoverable is to try the demo version of Recovery for Exchange Server on it. Visit the Demo page for a free copy of the demo.

Product specifications with lists of items recovered and not recovered is available at the Product Information page.

Note: Always backup your original corrupted Exchange Server email database before proceeding with any recovery activity!

 
Q: What limitations does the demo version of Recovery for Exchange Server have?
A: The demo version recovers only several messages per mailbox from the corrupted email database. Other fixed data will be presented as placeholders labeled "demo". File attachments (if any) are not recovered.

If due to file damage an entire object (such as a folder) has been lost, the full version of Recovery for Exchange Server will not be able to recover it.

 
Q: I have tried the demo. How do I decide whether to purchase the full version of Recovery for Exchange Server?
A: Evaluating the results of demo recovery can help in making the decision.

 
Q: What are the differences between product licenses?
A: Details of current licensing scheme are described at the Licensing page.

 
Q: Why do results of recovery contain less data than the original Exchange Server email database?
A: This is normal. The damaged parts of your Exchange Server email database will convert to zero size on output. The other common reason of file size decrease is when some of features of the original email database are not supported and therefore absent from the recovered email database.
Demo-recovered email database is smaller because it mostly consists of demo placeholders than actual data.
 
Q: Running Recovery for Exchange Server from command line (through Windows Start -> Run menu).
A: If your license type is Enterprise or Service, you can run Recovery for Exchange Server from command line and use these calls in your batch files. Standard version does not support command line. The format for command line call is:

esr.exe <original filename with path> "<path to directory to store the recovered file(s)>"
(without angle brackets).

Please note that the directory for recovered file(s) should be created before starting the recovery.

Command line mode supports patterns '*' (replaces group of symbols) and '?' (replaces one symbol).

 
Q: I am running Recovery for Exchange Server for several hours now, but have not yet received any results. Is there a problem?
A: The recovery procedure is a relatively time-consuming process, which depends strongly on the original email database corruption range, CPU power and RAM amount (1GB+ recommended). For big files it might take several hours or even days to proceed.

It is recommended to run the Recovery for Exchange Server in a logged mode. You can monitor the status of the process with the help of log file: if it is being updated constantly, the file is being processed. If, vice versa, there's no activity registered for more than 5-10 minutes, the software might be caught in loop. In this case, please, contact our support team for further instructions.

To create log file, please hold the SHIFT key while clicking the Recover button on the toolbar or selecting the Recover: item in the main menu. You can also press CTRL+SHIFT+R after launching the program.

 
Q: Several .PST files and a new directory called 'M' have been created as after running Recovery for Exchange Server. What is the purpose of these?
A: The recovery results are stored in several different ways depending on the Exchange Server database type being recovered.

If the personal mailboxes are being recovered, Recovery for Exchange Server creates several folders, one per mail user, and stores the personal mail there in the standard .PST file.

If the recovered .PST file size exceeds the 1,5Gb limit it is being split into several independent .PST files named subsequently (e.g., admin.pst, admin1.pst, admin2.pst, etc.).

If the Exchange Server database with public folders is being recovered, Recovery for Exchange Server recreates in folder \M\ the whole database hierarchy folder structure. The recovered items from public folders are saved as standard .MSG files.

 
Q: What is the procedure for recreating email database using .PST files and the 'M' directory?
A: To import data from .PST files, use the free Exmerge utility by Microsoft:

To move data from 'M' folder to the Public Directory, do the following:

  • Connect to any of the Exchange Server mailboxes using Microsoft Outlook
  • After being connected, you get access to the public folders. Drug-and-drop items from 'M' folder into the appropriate public directory of the email database

I need recovery for... Use the product reference to locate a recovery solution for your application file, database, server or media.

Office and Windows

Email

Access (mdb, mda, accdb)

Exchange Server (edb, stm)

Excel (xls, xlsx, xla)

Exchange OST (pst)

Money (mny, mbf)

Lotus Notes (nsf)

QuickBooks (qbw, qba)

OneNote (one)

PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps)

Outlook (pst, ost)

Project (mpp)

Outlook Express (mbx, dbx)

Publisher (pub)

Undelete for Outlook (pst)

Word (doc, docx, rtf)

Works (wps, xlr, wdb)

Windows Backup (bkf, zip)

Windows Registry

Servers

Databases

Active Directory (dit)

Access (mdb, mda, accdb)

BizTalk (mdf)

FileMaker Pro (fp5, fp7)

Exchange Server (edb, stm)

Interbase / Firebird (gdb, fdb)

Lotus Notes (nsf)

MySQL (myd, myi)

Project Server (mdf)

Oracle (dbf, ora, dmp)

SharePoint (mdf)

Paradox (db)

VMWare (vhd, vmdk)

PostgreSQL

Virtual PC (vhd, vmdk)

SQL Server (mdf, ndf, bak, ldf)

Citrix Xen (xva, ova, img)

Sybase (dat)

Sun xVM (vhd, vmdk)

SQL Anywhere Server (db)

Visual FoxPro (dbf)

Other

Media

Zip

Flash Drive

PDF

Hard Drive

JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG or RAW

CD and DVD

Photo File (jpeg, tiff)

Diskette

Photoshop (psd, pdd)

Removable Disk

WordPerfect (wpd, rtf)

Virtual Drive (vhd, vmdk, ova)

Writer (odt)

Calc (ods)


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