Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Our Exchange 2003 SP2 got corrupted due to a RAID error, and unfortunately the back-ups are not up-to-date.

What is the best method of repairing the the Exchange .edb files with minimum possible data loss?

share|improve this question
Seems like you've been having a bad couple of days :-( I got some bad news for you. I suspect that your database is beyond repair. Bad RAID usually doesn't make for recoverable database. How are your log files? You're much better off restoring your old database and replaying the logs. –  Jason Berg Jan 28 '11 at 16:50
Unfortunately the backups are 1 month old, and pretty useless. All the logs are fine, except the E00 - any idea how to sort this log out? –  SyRenity Jan 28 '11 at 19:52
Btw, don't even ask about the bad days, we still in midst of them :-(. –  SyRenity Jan 31 '11 at 12:51

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

You can try running the ESEUTIL and ISINTEG utilities to try and repair/recover the database files:


share|improve this answer
Thanks, scanned the logs and found out the E00 is corrupted. Any way to fix this log, or replace it with good log? –  SyRenity Jan 28 '11 at 19:52

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.