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Recover public folders from .edb files

By PCI Tech ·
What is the tool or process that I can use to recover mailboxes and public folders from .edb files?

The server that crashed was running Windows 2000 Server with Exchange 5.5.

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by tumtum73 In reply to Recover public folders fr ...

Exchange 5.5 Disaster Recovery:

***You must have a good copy of the latest edb files: dir.edb, priv.edb and pb.edb***

1. Build a new exchange system from scratch
2. Add new exchange to the domain
3. Stop ALL exchange services
4. Not Required, but highly recommended: Run exchange optimizer and put the databases on a drive other than the system drive.
For example: I have a system with 3 drives; C, D and E. during the optimization C retains only the Internet Mail Service Files, D has both the Information Store Logs and Directory Service Logs and everything else is on the D drive. The only other component I would consider leaving on C is the Message Transfer Agent.
5. Identify the location of the edb files on the new system (What drive are they on, the directory structure will be the same)
6. Copy the saved edb files as follows:
a) dir.edb to the EXCHSRVR\DSADATA directory
b) priv.edb & pub.edb to the EXCHSRVR\MDBDATA directory
7. Delete all log files from DSADATA & MDBDATA folders
8.Run the following CLI utilities:
(c:\winnt\system32) eseutil /r /ds
eseutil /r /is
eseutil /r
(c:\exchsrvr\bin) isinteg ?patch
9. Reboot system and ensure all services start.

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by mikex In reply to Recover public folders fr ...

You must login as admin in your exchange server - and go to the .EDB (there was another one with .stm extension) right click=>Properties and search through the tabs for the Options: "Enable this file to be replaced by Restore" =>turn it on and do a Restore
You can use ESEUTIL - checks, diagnoses, and repairs problems at the database level.

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by lyallaust In reply to Recover public folders fr ...

Try to start the exchange services. The should fail but you will end up with two or three services left (System Attendant, and something else)

At a command prompt, set your path to include C:\Exchsrvr\bin. (path C:\Exchsrvr\bin;%PATH%)

Use "ISINTEG -pri -test allacltests -verbose" (check private information store) then "ISINTEG -pub -test allacltests -verbose" (check public information store) to verify your databases are OK. Any queries on ISINTEG simply type ISINTEG without anything after it and press enter.

Once they have been verified, use "ISINTEG -patch" to update your exchange installation.

You should now be able to mount the exchange databases, though you will need to assign the mailboxes back to the primary NT account from inside exchange 5.5 system administrator. (the automated systems are not reliable enough under active directory with exchange 5.5)

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by gmatteson In reply to Recover public folders fr ...

you can download and use the eseutil /? and it will give you a list of options. also use the istinteg application as well to help with the restore. if you download the newest exeutil from and under exchange 2003 tools it this versions automatically includes the isinteg.exe procedure in it which will help automatically patch the database if any problems do occur.

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by 12sylvest In reply to

I recently used PDS EDB Recovery software and i successfully recover 9GB Mailboxes of priv1.EDB file and i get instant solutions i really thanks to this company you may also try

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by EndTask In reply to Recover public folders fr ...

There is!
I used this to recover individual mailboxes from a messed .EDB on SBS5.5 a couple of years ago.
Give it a try.

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extract edb to pst

by Angel.TechWorld In reply to

I recently used Enstella exchange recovery software and its worked like a charm and extract all my edb mailboxes(1043 mailboxes) to .pst mailbox.. you can try it in your case

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by Transend In reply to Recover public folders fr ...

At times, when Exchange Server crashes and user fails to recover precious emails and information stored in the Exchange database files. The Lepide Exchange Manager software helps user to recover corrupt EDB files and convert them to PST readable form quickly. User friendly and graphical interface makes the usage of this software extremely simple and effective.
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edb to pst

by brucereid33 In reply to Recover public folders fr ...

To recover public folders from .edb files if your backup is not working, try Lepide Exchange Recovery manager software to repair your all corrupt exchange mailbox, folders etc and restore it to exchange server database. for more details visit:

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