Removing Virus-Infected Messages From Mailbox May Cause EDB file Corruption

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Viruses have become very big threats to our precious and mission critical files, applications, system software and Exchange Server database. In case of Exchange Server database, when the virus infected mail spreads to user’s mailbox, it might damage whole mailbox or sometimes entire Exchange Server Database (EDB file). In these circumstances, all of the valuable data stored in the EDB file becomes inaccessible and results into data loss. At this point, to retrieve your precious and critical data, you need to go for solution using appropriate tools.

The recovery process in such cases may include deletion of the emails from all the mailboxes on Exchange Server. For this purpose, you could use ExMerge.exe (Exchange Mailbox Merge) application that is included Exchange Server CD.

The exchange Server database administrators generally use ExMerge.exe utility for backing up the mailbox data or to migrate the mailbox from one mailbox to another. The ExMerge tool is designed for copying mailbox data in the PST (Personal Storage File), which you can import to another mailbox. The ExMerge can also be used to extract particular messages from the mailbox store to the PST file and then remove PST files instead of importing the file in new mailbox store. You can extract data from virus-infected Exchange Server mailbox using the ExMerge tool and carry out Exchange Repair by following the underwritten steps:

1.Setup ExMerge tool and start ExMerge wizard.

2.On Procedure Selection page, select Extract or Import and click Next.

3.On Two Step Procedure page, select Step 1 and Next.

4.On Source Server page, select Options and then User messages and folders on Data tab in Data Selection Criteria page.

5.In backs up the emails in the form of PST file and allow you to easily import them to mailboxes.

Although, this method works in a number of situations, but can not help you to retrieve data from damaged EDB file in all situations of corruption. In such cases, you need to use advanced and powerful third party Exchange Server Recovery applications to effective repair and restore corrupt EDB file and extract all of the data from it.

These applications use efficient scanning mechanisms to thoroughly scan whole database and retrieve as much data as possible from it. These tools come equipped with interactive and simple graphical user interface and thus let you carry out Exchange Recovery on your own.

Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery is the most effective and successful Microsoft Exchange Recovery tool to easily handle most of the EDB corruption scenarios with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2000 and 5.5. This software is designed for Microsoft Windows 2003, XP and 2000.

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