Perform Accurate Exchange Server Database Recovery
Along with various versions Exchange Server or service packs, Microsoft includes one more recovery option to help Exchange Server users to deal with errors or abnormalities that may happen to Exchange Server. Various inbuilt options available with the Exchange Server are helpful in managing the Exchange Server as well as in dealing with minor issues related to its operation. Exchange Management Console (EMC) and Exchange Management Shell are some such options available with Exchange Server 2010. In addition, some third party applications can also help to deal with Exchange Server disasters.
Exchange Management Shell for Exchange Management
Exchange Management Shell, a command-line management interface from Microsoft, can be used to manage Exchange Server 2010 and to solve many Exchange Server 2010 issues. Though less user-friendly and more technical than the Exchange Management Console (EMC), the Exchange Management Shell provides more options for managing the Exchange Server. In addition, Shell is the actual executor of actions performed in Exchange Management Console (EMC) and the web interface of the Exchange Server 2010. With some technical skills, you can use Exchange Management Shell to automate the entire working of the Exchange Server. In order to use this tool, you should have Exchange 2010 Management Tools installed.
How to Open Exchange Management Shell in Exchange Server 2010
- Click Start
- Click All Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
- Click Exchange Management Shell
The Windows PowerShell opens up and connects to Exchange Server 2010. Now you can use this Exchange Management Shell to manage Exchange Server 2010.
Exchange Management Shell works through various cmdlets (command-lets). The Get-Command cmdlet gives you the list of cmdlets that are accessible in the Shell. The Get-Help cmdlet as well as online help can be used to learn more about using Exchange Management Shell and its cmdlets.
Kernel for Exchange Server for Quick and Easy Exchange Recovery
Many Exchange Server users prefer Kernel for Exchange Server, a third-party application for Exchange Recovery, because of its quickness and ease of use. When the Exchange Database is corrupt or damaged, Kernel for Exchange Server can be used to recover the lost user mailboxes with hundred-percent accuracy. These mailbox items will have exactly the same properties as the original ones. The recovered EDB files can be saved in the desired location in EML, RTF, HTML, TXT, or MSG (ANSI/Unicode) formats.:
- Retains the structure and properties of mailbox items during recovery
- Allows a preview of the recovered items
- Enabled with a feature of migrating the recovered EDB files to the Live Exchange Server
- Allows the user to select the items, location and format before saving
- Works with all versions of the Exchange Server
- Available for free trial
Free Exchange Recovery
You can download the trial version of Kernel for Exchange Server free of cost to perform Exchange Recovery. This version recovers lost EDB files instantly and displays them in the preview window. You can perform a granular check on these items for the completeness and accuracy of properties. However, saving these files without any restrictions is possible only with the full version of the Kernel of Exchange Server because the trial version allows you to save only 25 email items of the recovered EDB files. So, if you need to save more, just go for the purchase right after the preview.