Recover Exchange Server 2003 when the EDB file exceeds the storage limit of 16GB
Recover entire data from EDB file, corrupt due to surpassing 16 GB storage limit
Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server being one of the many successful emailing client developed by Microsoft has arrived with lots of exciting features. This version of Exchange Server enables user to email, manage calendar entries, contacts, tasks, etc. Beside all these, it also supports mobile phones and web-based browsers. Intact with so many features, this email management server tool has remained unable to escape the bugs and problems occur because of exceeding file size limit of 16 GB. Exchange server accumulates entire user information in EDB file. Now, this file acquires the possibility of corruption, which may result into trouble while Server database mounting. Eventually, the email tool fails to start the next time user tries to started it. The other trouble user come across due to EDB file corruption is the inaccessibility of emails and other required items, which may further lead to loss of important data.
EDB file corruption could be the cause of many unfavorable scenarios that may arise in any working environment. Some of the possible reasons for the EDB file corruption are- Database header corruption, hardware issues, abruptly exiting the Exchange Server, etc. Yet, the chances of recovery for EDB file exist, which will provide accessibility to the emails and other required items instantly. Following are the ways to recover corrupt EDB file:
You can upgrade the Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2. By doing this, you will immediately get the increased database size limit of 18 GB.
In case you have the administrative rights, increase the database size by 1 GB for the time being. You can later on, remover unimportant mails and contents from the database. Additionally, defragment the database to turn it again to the stipulated database size limit.
You can use Recovery Storage Group feature to mount the database and then try to extract the EDB from the mailboxes using the Microsoft Exchange Merge Wizard (Exmerge.exe) utility.
While these tricks and solutions are extremely viable to bring email tool to its functional state, you need enough long time to perform them. Moreover, it is not necessary that you will able to perform them successfully or you will get the required tools instantly. Additionally, these recovery ideas will not fetch back the data lost due to EDB file corruption. In case, you are unable to address the situation even after performing aforementioned methods, you should immediately switch to third party Kernel for Exchange recovery tool. This Exchange 2003 recovery tool is specially programmed to recover emails from the corrupt EDB file. It successfully recovers data that turn inaccessible because of any possible reason, including fault like exceeded the set database file size limit.
This efficiently built tool for Exchange 2003 recovery resolves the Exchange Server 2003 inaccessibility in no mater of time. Being a result-oriented tool for Exchange Server 2003 recovery, it repairs and restores deleted as well as permanently deleted mails from Exchange mailbox folder. After the process of recovery, it shows the recovered contents in Red color so that user can easily identify them. These features along with many others make this Exchange 2003 recovery software an interesting as well as viable tool. The software has been designed to retrieve emails, attachments, images, tasks, notes, journals, folders, appointments, sent items, permanently deleted emails, email properties and every other item available in the user mailbox. It performs Exchange 2003 recovery by scanning thoroughly and meticulously the corrupt EDB file, so that not even a bit of data is left to be recovered. Free version of this software can be downloaded from the website to experience the functionality of full version of Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery software.