Recover Failed Exchange 2010 Server And Export EDB To PST
MS Exchange is mostly used by administrator of networking groups to keep the record of daily business deals. If Exchange Server is configured properly then admin don’t have to be panic but there are few tasks that require expertise to handle. One of those is recovering failed Exchange server that requires lot of trouble some methods and knowledge prior to executing. In this section we will discuss about steps to deal with Exchange Server failure and a commercial solution to export recovered EDB items in Outlook PST.
Imagine a situation where even after correct running of Exchange Server it is not working properly. The possible reason behind this could be patching of Operating System, third party tool or even virus infection. To deal with such situations only way that work around is reinstalling Exchange Server with new OS version.
Steps To Recover Failed Exchange 2010 Server
Step 1: Documenting Server Configuration Settings
In very first step, document all OS/NIC/Drivers configurations for comparing it afterwards.
Launch Exchange Management Console (EMC) from different server and capture the other database screenshots with activation preference.
Step 2: Clean Failed Server From Active Directory
- Remove the copies of database via following command:
- Remove-MailboxDatabaseCopy “DB1/Server2”
Note: If you have more than one database you need to separately run this command for each of them. You are also warned with message but will automatically disappear after sometime.
- Once the database is cleaned, it is time to Remove Server2 configuration. Follow under mentioned command:
- Remove-DatabaseAvailabilityGroupServer – Identity NADAG1 -MailboxServer
- Server2 – ConfigurationOnly
- Now remove Server2 from Cluster, to do this launch Failover Cluster Management from different DAG server > Expand Nodes > Right Click Failed Server > Select Evict the Server.
Step 3: Install Exchange Server
- Launch Active Directory snap-in, find the server > right click > reset
- Start installing OS again, but make sure with same service pack and patches
In above enlisted steps make sure each detail is correct, with same Disk/NIC configuration, same computer and domain. If any of the steps don’t match the recovery will fail along with loss of all mailbox data. Also a sound technical knowledge is required while dealing with such issues in Exchange Server, if you are novice user or doesn’t have proper details then you have to rely on third party tools.
Need Professional Help?
If you require a professional tool to deal with failed Exchange Server issue then use Exchange Server Mailbox Recovery software that will help to extract mailbox items from corrupt EDB file and convert into Outlook PST format. If required users can maintain record of all Exchange items in Outlook email client to avail all mailbox items without depending on net connectivity or any platform dependency. Moreover, the interface of tool is rendered user friendly so that even less technically sound person can operate the tool to resolve Exchange and EDB file issues.
I am Martin Miller Student in NUY. I am very much interested in new technologies. I am a passionate blogger wrote various of blogs regarding Exchange server mailbox corruption, Corrupt PST file recovery and OST to PST Conversion problem and their solutions.