For one of my colleague customer project where the database was corrupted and they did not have any backup in their environment. He reached me for a help and suggestion to recover this data.
So what we all did in that situation is, searched online for a solution, and came across Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager. After a short trial I quickly determined that it would do what we needed enable me to restore this data quickly and easily. I found this solution specifically helped me with both the data recovery, Exchange to Office 365 migration and the backup/restore. Let me share with you my experience of using Lepide.
How Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager works
There are two main components of Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager; the source and the destination. Before proceeding for Exchange recovery, both source and the destination must be specified.
- It gives you multiple options to select your source. After Exchange corruption, I was left with an offline EDB file only so I added it as a source.
- After selecting the source type, the following dialogue box appeared.
- There were two ways to add EDB files.
- Select the EDB files manually: To select the EDB files manually, click on the Browse button and then select the location where the EDB file is stored.
- Search for EDB: Search the computer and shared locations to add the EDB files.
- Click on the Search button to access the search dialog box.
- Click on the Browse button to select the location. After selecting the location click on the Go button.
- Then click on the Search button to start the search.
- Select the desired EDB file from the result displayed and then click OK.
- Select the EDB scanning mode and then select the next button. There are two types of EDB scanning:
- Standard Scan: If your EDB file is less corrupted or if you just want to migrate the data from a working offline EDB file to any destination then you can opt for Standard scan.
- Deep Scan: If the EDB file is severely corrupted, large sized, or oversized, then you can opt for deep scan.
I simply opted for Standard scan, which is also a recommended method for scanning.
- Click on the Next button to start the scanning process. After the successful completion of scanning, the following wizard appeared.
- Click on the Finish button to complete the process.
- The selected offline EDB files will be showed in the Source List.
- I then needed to export the mailboxes in the EDB to another Live Exchange Server, so I selected Live Exchange Server as a destination (there are other destinations options as well, as shown below):
2. After selecting the destination, the following wizard will appear.
It gives you five ways to add mailboxes and public folders as destination. I was having multiple mailboxes, so I opted for connect multiple mailboxes option.
3. To get the list of mailboxes, establish the connection with the Exchange Server.
4. After the successful connection, the user mailbox list appeared onscreen.
5. The users whose mailboxes were to be recovered had to be selected in this stage and the software will connect with the respective mailboxes.
Source List Operations
Select the folder from the source list to display the list of the messages.
The last step was simply to copy and paste the selected mailboxes into the destination and I had all the important data in a working state all again.
There were many more options to enable you to accommodate different scenarios.
Source message operations:
- Filter messages – to streamline mailbox items and move only required items
- Sort messages
- Copy messages – to copy and paste individual items, folders or entire mailboxes
- Export messages – into PST or EML formats
- Extract attachments – I liked this option which allowed extracting attachments through a range of parameters.
- Select all
Destination List Operations
- Copy and Paste messages
This will allow you to copy the messages from the Source Message List and paste them into the Destination message List.
- Import MSG/EML files
This will allow you to import the MSG and EML files from the disk drive to the PST files and Mailboxes of Exchange Server/Office 365.
- Import messages from a folder
This will allow you to import the files (MSG and EML) from a folder to the PST files and Mailboxes of Exchange Server/Office 365.
Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager (Operation Logs)
One more brilliant capability of Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager is its Operation Logs which comes inbuilt with this software. With the help of Operation Logs, one can view the logs of the items such as mailboxes, folders, and messages exported/copied from the Source to the Destination or to the disk.
Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager provided me a way to repair my corrupt databases without burning a hole in my pocket. It even didn’t used much of my resources. The process was very simple, add Offline EDB files in the source and Live Exchange Server in the destination and move the mailboxes.
Other features of Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager that attracted me were:
- It can repair almost all aspects of your Exchange environment.
- It has extremely powerful capabilities for search, select, preview and export features.
- The attachments extraction feature and backup restoration.
- With it one can even migrate their data to and from Exchange and Office 365.
- It requires no agent installation
It’s a very useful application and absolutely superseded my expectations. Its interface is really simple yet powerful. Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager provided a really simple way of ensuring a quick and painless recovery. It enabled me to both recover and export mailbox data and perform simple migrations. Any organization that relies heavily on exchange needs this in their arsenal to ensure that in the event of an Exchange Server failure they are able to recover with minimal disruption to service.
I certainly don’t want to get myself into a situation like this again, but it’s nice to know that if I did, Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager would be there to rescue me.
You can reach them from the below sources:
Product page – http://www.lepide.com/exchange-manager/
Product download – http://www.lepide.com/exchange-manager/download.html
Product Price – http://www.lepide.com/exchange-manager/buy-online.html
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