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  • What is NTDS.DIT? Why it is used?

     What is EDB.CHK file?

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:13 AM

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  • Hi,

    The NTDS.DIT is THE Active Directory database. This is used to store ALL active directory-specific information. The EDB.CHK file is the checkpoint file used when backing up the Active Directory database (this is very essential specially for efficient recovery of the database).

    Regards,

    Salvador Manaois III
    CEH CIWA MCSE MCSA MCTS MCITP
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    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, March 9, 2010 5:44 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:39 AM
  • In addition to Salvador please read this technet link

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961819.aspx
    http://technetfaqs.wordpress.com
    • Proposed as answer by bshwjt Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:57 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, March 9, 2010 5:44 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:48 AM
  • EDB.CHK is checkpoint file. whenever we are added/deleted anything in AD before commiting the data into database(NTDT.DIT) .chk is the file which is tracked the transaction is completed or not. If transaction is completed  then changed are commited to database from .log file. EDB.chk is kept all the  tracks.NTDT.DIT is the main database file.

    Thanks Biswajit
    • Proposed as answer by bshwjt Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, March 9, 2010 5:44 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:55 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    The NTDS.DIT is THE Active Directory database. This is used to store ALL active directory-specific information. The EDB.CHK file is the checkpoint file used when backing up the Active Directory database (this is very essential specially for efficient recovery of the database).

    Regards,

    Salvador Manaois III
    CEH CIWA MCSE MCSA MCTS MCITP
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bytes & Badz: http://badzmanaois.blogspot.com
    My Passion: http://www.flickr.com/photos/badzmanaois
    My Scripting Blog: http://sgwindowsgroup.org/blogs/badz

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, March 9, 2010 5:44 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:39 AM
  • In addition to Salvador please read this technet link

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961819.aspx
    http://technetfaqs.wordpress.com
    • Proposed as answer by bshwjt Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:57 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, March 9, 2010 5:44 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:48 AM
  • EDB.CHK is checkpoint file. whenever we are added/deleted anything in AD before commiting the data into database(NTDT.DIT) .chk is the file which is tracked the transaction is completed or not. If transaction is completed  then changed are commited to database from .log file. EDB.chk is kept all the  tracks.NTDT.DIT is the main database file.

    Thanks Biswajit
    • Proposed as answer by bshwjt Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:55 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Tuesday, March 9, 2010 5:44 AM
    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7:55 AM
  • EDB.CHK is checkpoint file. whenever we are added/deleted anything in AD before commiting the data into database(NTDT.DIT) .chk is the file which is tracked the transaction is completed or not. If transaction is completed  then changed are commited to database from .log file. EDB.chk is kept all the  tracks.NTDT.DIT is the main database file.

    Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:39 AM