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  • I have Exchange Server 2003.  In recently times, default database(edb file) corrupted and users cannot connect own databases and cannot see folders. I replace with new edb file, but i want restore my old database file. How can i fix this problem ?
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:59 AM

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  • Do you know why the EDB went down and did you keep a copy of the failed EDB?

    Search, Recover, Export Mailboxes, Folders, Email, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, etc. from Offline Exchange Databases (EDBs), On-Premise Exchange Servers and Office 365. Migrate/Recover direct from any offline EDB into any On-Premises Exchange Server, even cross version i.e. 2003 → 2007 → 2010 →2013 → 2016 → Office 365 with Lucid8's DigiScope

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:38 PM
  • Hi ,

    Please used the Exchange Recovery Tool as below:

    Exchange Recovery Tool to Restore Corrupt/Deleted EDB Files: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Exchange-Recovery-Tool-to-4e27471f

    You can also refer to the detailed steps in the following article:

    Repairing a corrupt or dirty exchange database

    Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. And the changes made in the above blog is not supported officially by Microsoft.

    Hope it helps.


    Regards,

    Jason Chao


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    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 8:20 AM
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  • Jason I am unaware of the product you recommended, however, if your not affiliated with them you should check out DigiScope as its a very robust and accurate tool that allows you to open a damaged database via our Forensic Mount option without the need to repair 99% of the time which is a huge time saver.  Also since MS no longer supports an EDB post repair and  recommends after repair that you create a new EDB and move all mailboxes to new DB, I find that using the Dial-Tone method is best since

    1. You can get the organization back up in minutes so they can send/receive email

    2. You can then layer restoration of the historical data, i.e. restore all contacts, calendars and last 30 days of email in pass 1, and then everything older then 30 days in pass 2

    3. No need to take your users down a second time to move the mailboxes to a new EDB

    Details on that process can be found here http://support.lucid8.com/support/solutions/articles/6000167684-dial-tone-recovery



    Search, Recover, Export Mailboxes, Folders, Email, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, etc. from Offline Exchange Databases (EDBs), On-Premise Exchange Servers and Office 365. Migrate/Recover direct from any offline EDB into any On-Premises Exchange Server, even cross version i.e. 2003 → 2007 → 2010 →2013 → 2016 → Office 365 with Lucid8's DigiScope

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 2:12 PM
  • Why are you still on Exchange 2003? That product has been unsupported for over three years.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/rmilne/2013/04/08/exchange-support-save-the-date-8th-april-2014/

    It will also be on Windows 2003 (at best) - also unsupported.  Do you really want to be on this list?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/13/wannacrypt_ransomware_worm/

    You have severly limited your support options by chosing to run unsupported versions :(


    Cheers,

    Rhoderick

    Microsoft Senior Exchange PFE

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    Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:39 PM