Why to backup Exchange Database?

Posted by Yogita Aggarwal on May 22, 2013


Microsoft Outlook with Exchange is the most common & secure medium for performing business communication. If we talk about the functions of both, Outlook is the main emailing client & Exchange acts as a server for all associated Outlook users. Both the platforms have different file formats to save the copy of user's data. Exchange Server keeps data in EDB format and Outlook supports PST format. PST which stands for Portable Storage Folder is the most used format for archiving years' data.

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There are several errors which may corrupt your precious Exchange database & once your EDB data gets corrupted neither of connected users would not be able to check his mails & all. Such situations cause a big financial loss for any organization. Exchange corruption could be the result of many known/unknown factors.

Let us discuss few of the most common technical errors of Exchange:

Event ID: 447
Type: Error

This error leads to mailbox inaccessibility. At times of this error Event ID 447, user is not able to access his mailbox items. User can check the Outlook data but he can not make communication between Outlook and Exchange.

Event ID: 1148
Type: Error

The event is called as "A rule synchronization error (Read verification error)". The main reason behind this error is the corruption of Exchange database. Just like the aforementioned errors there are many events that occur due to Exchange database corruption. So let us focus on the cause of Exchange database corruption.

  • Accidental shut-down of Server machine
  • Virus attack on Exchange Server
  • Log file corruption or deletion
  • Accidental mailbox deletion
  • Corruption in .priv and .pub folders
  • System crash due to hardware software issues

No user can get the prior notification of Exchange corruption. So it is always advisable to keep the backup of all important mailboxes with the help of "Stellar EDB to PST Converter tool". We are recommending this tool as this tool is having all the advanced features of an ideal EDB to PST migration tool. The main highlights of this tool are:

  • Can perform conversion in both online and offline mode
  • Quick scan and file search option is also there
  • Can perform selective conversion
  • Can recover deleted mailbox items
  • Preview of mailbox items
  • Software offers demo version of software absolutely free

Author Bio: Yogita Aggarwal, based in New Delhi, India is a marketing professional and a passionate blogger who loves to read and write blogs on technology. She is currently working with Stellar Information Systems Limited. She writes helpful blogs on EDB , DBX converter and migration tools such as EDB to PST converter tool, DBX to PST converter tool and many more.

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