Email Recovery, Email Conversion, Data Recovery

In this blog i am gonna share my experience of working with various email clients and operating systems.

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For an administrator, performing task like recovery of Exchange Server is definitely very critical task, as he got to prepare and deal with various types of disaster recovery. Now, if you are working on exchange 2013 server, than the good point to note is that there are several ways to deal with Exchange Server failure and recover data from offline edb files. Usually, the mailboxes are considered as the most vital aspect of Exchange database. The moment you get across a situation where exchange server 2013 fails, entire data in the mailboxes turns out inaccessible or the database goes offline.

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In general, MS Outlook automatically stores messages, appointments, contacts, journal entries, tasks, and notes in one of the following two locations:

  • In a personal storage folder, which is primarily known as .pst file.
  • In a mailbox located on the server. Usually, mailbox is placed on a server in case you utilize Outlook with Microsoft Exchange Server.

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imageJust like MS Outlook, Outlook Express is also a widely used email platform which is used by professionals, individuals and organizations. But due to the ever changing needs and requirements, often the users have to take the decision of migrating the DBX files of Outlook Express into NSF files of Lotus Notes. Organizations might take the decision of migration for making their work environment compatible with their client’s work culture. While individuals might need to migrate so that they can do their office related work from the comfort of their home.

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Exchange administrators can take the help of Eseutil and Isinteg utilities to repair corrupt exchange databases. Both Eseutil.exe and Isinteg.exe utilities are inbuilt with MS Exchange Server and facilitate soft and hard database recovery from the corrupt Exchange Server. By default, these tools are stored in the following drive location:

C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin


However, before, you make use of Eseutil and Isinteg tools, do the following actions:

  1. Log in as Exchange administrator
  2. Copy running or inaccessible EDB database in a backup folder
  3. Dismount the EDB database from the Exchange server
  4. Free the disk space by moving unnecessary files and folders into portable media
  5. Check the hard disk for bad sectors using CHKDSK utility

Eseutil and Isinteg utilities can be applied on offline EDB files only and therefore database must be dismounted from the Exchange Server before you can use these tools. You can run Eseutil.exe from the DOS command prompt also.

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In an Exchange server environment; almost every information & task attributes get stored in EDB files. EDB files are the database files of Exchange Server and they hold all the Exchange server data. Many times, MS Exchange server undergoes various unfavorable situations and you face issues with EDB files such as corruption cases, server downtime, import or export issues etc. There may be many causes that lead to corruption and damaged database files too. While working with damaged EBD files, you may come across various error messages like exchange Server error code 528. These situations are really very frustrating & you find yourself unable to resolve in absence of any proficient tool.

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Microsoft Exchange Information store maintains Exchange databases and manages transactions in order to provide other services and messaging clients with access to mailboxes and public folders. The MS Exchange Information store also takes care of space management and buffer management.

The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service uses a database engine called Extensible Storage Engine (ESE), which is a transaction-based database technologyservice to access all its data. In order to start this services, user types ‘services.msc’ in the Run command prompt and then select ‘Microsoft Exchange Information Store’ service. Following these steps, the service usually starts, but in some situations the service fails to start in case information store gets corrupted or damaged due to certain reasons such as unexpected system shutdown, damaged headers, antivirus scan, log file corruption, virus attacks, etc.

A user may encounter an error message in Microsoft Exchange Server while trying to start Microsoft Exchange Information Store service manually, which is as follows:

“Could not start the Microsoft Exchange Information Store Service on local computer, Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.”

On occurrence of such an error message, data saved in information store becomes inaccessible. To resolve such an error message and to access the records saved in Information store, perform the following guidelines:

  • Repair the corrupted EDB file using Eseutil/p inbuilt repair command.

  • In case the Eseutil/p command fails to repair, then restore the EDB file using an updated backup.

  • In case backup file is unavailable or get corrupted, then use a third-party Exchange Server recovery software to repair the corrupt EDB file.

Kernel for Exchange Server is an apt solution to be opted to repair corrupt, damaged or inaccessible MS Exchange Server EDB files. The software supports MS Exchange Server 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010 versions. The software offers advanced settings options in order to optimize repair and recovery process of EDB database files. The software all versions of MS Outlook and Windows operating systems and offers user-friendly interface such that no technical expertise is required for operating.  For more  information you can follow this web path

Microsoft Exchange Server database EDB files may generate numerous error messages due to corruption that leads to unable to open them. To overcome such a situation, an efficient Exchange Server recovery software may prove to be an apt solution to be opted in order to resolve the error messages and to restore the corrupt MS Exchange Server EDB database files.

The following event log appears on viewing application event log:

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Microsoft Exchange Server is the most commonly-used email server application in organizations nowadays as it offers better communication medium. MS Exchange Server stores all its email data such as emails, calendar entries, meeting request, contacts, attachments, tasks, drafts, notes, journals, etc. in EDB database files. These EDB files may get corrupt due to numerous unseen reasons such as abrupt Exchange Server exit, JET Engine errors, Server downtime, corrupt / damaged database header information, virus attacks, hardware malfunction, power failure, etc. The corrupt EDB files may lead to unable to mount the Exchange database. Also, emails and other email items in the Exchange Server become inaccessible.

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MS Exchange Server is a popularly-used email server application for storing personal and professional data of users. It consists of 4 main database files namely Pub1.edb, Priv1.edb, Pub1.stm and Priv1.stm. These database files may get corrupt, damaged or inaccessible leading to inaccessibility to database information. Some of the reasons for corruption of EDB files include power failure, abnormal Server shutdown, virus attacks, database header corruption, hardware malfunctioning, deleted mailboxes, antivirus software scans Exchange database files, database reaches its maximum file size limit of 16 GB, corrupt Exchange transaction log files, Jet Engine errors, duplicate keys (identifiers) and so on.

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Convert Novell GroupWise to Lotus Notes

Convert single as well as multiple Novell GroupWise user mailboxes to Lotus Notes NSF files using technologically-advanced Kernel for Novell GroupWise to Lotus Notes. The software converts GroupWise emails, contacts, tasks, calendar, etc. to Lotus Notes NSF files. Equipped with advanced email migration algorithms, the software performs accurate migration process.

While performing single GroupWise user mailbox conversion to Lotus Notes NSF file, the software offers three modes – Default Mode, Login Mode and Command Line Mode. On the other hand, for performing multiple GroupWise user mailboxes conversion to Lotus Notes mailboxes, the software requires creating an Excel file or a batch file.

While performing the migration process, software preserves original formatting, structure and properties of Novell GroupWise user mailboxes. The software fully supports Unicode characters for conversion and offers easy-to-use, self-explanatory, user-friendly interface such that even novice users can easily operate the utility. The software allows converting archived mailbox items and saves recovered email items in HTML or Text format.

The software supports all versions of Novell GroupWise, Lotus Notes, MS Excel and Windows operating system. The available free demo version allows users to analyze its features and capabilities. The trial version saves only first 10 items of every mailbox folder into Lotus Notes NSF file. To save all GroupWise mailbox items to Lotus Notes, purchase licensed version of the product.  More information about GroupWise to Lotus Notes migration at here

Migrate Lotus Notes to Novell GroupWise

Migrate single or multiple Lotus Notes NSF files as well as Domino Server user mailboxes to Novell GroupWise user mailboxes in a single migration cycle using Kernel for Lotus Notes to Novell GroupWise. The software migrates emails, calendars, address books, appointments, tasks, sent items, drafts, journals, calendars and every other item existing in Lotus Notes NSF files to Novell GroupWise user mailbox.

The software allows merging multiple Lotus Notes NSF files in a single Novell GroupWise user mailbox and supports Unicode character conversion. The tool allows saving converted emails in Text and RTF file formats and offers filtering options to save only selected email items in Novell GroupWise user mailbox. Live Preview feature embedded in the software allows previewing contents of selected NSF file. The software is integrated with feature to migrate View folder items alongwith other email folders.

Equipped with advanced algorithms and self-explanatory GUI, the tool supports all versions of Lotus Notes, Domino Server and Novell GroupWise for performing the email migration process. The available free to download trial version allows its users to experience its capabilities for free. Free trial version displays preview of email items stored in NSF files and saves only 10 email items per email folder in Novell GroupWise user mailbox. To save all the migrated email items, purchase the full version of the software. Visit Migrations from Lotus Notes to Novell GroupWise on the web

Convert Exchange to Lotus Notes

Convert MS Outlook PST files to Lotus Notes NSF files using prominent email migration utility – Kernel for Exchange to Lotus Notes. The software allows accessing Outlook data with Lotus Notes after performing the email migration process. The migrated MS Outlook PST file email items can be saved in new or existing Lotus Notes NSF file.

The software is embedded with advanced email conversion algorithms and supports Unicode character for performing the migration. The tool is compatible with every version of Lotus Notes, MS Outlook and Windows operating system.

The entire migration process consists of only three simple steps – Select the PST file, Export it and Save the migrated email items in new or existing Lotus Notes NSF file. The software converts each and every email item of MS Outlook PST file including emails, contacts, sent items, drafts, journals, calendars, notes, appointments, alarms, tasks, attachments, images, text formatting, email properties, items in deleted folder and every individual folder.

The software is available with a free trial version that lets its users to experience its features, functionalities and capabilities. The free trial works almost similar to that of the full version but has a limitation that it allows saving only first 10 emails and other items per folder of PST file. To save all the migrated email items, purchase the licensed version of the software.Get More detail -

Migrate Exchange to Novell GroupWise mailbox

Migrating single or multiple user profile(s) from MS Exchange to Novell GroupWise platform is now not more a complex task, as we have Kernel for Exchange to Novell GroupWise to perform it in a much easier manner with complete accuracy. The tool allows saving converted MS Outlook PST files, MS Outlook profiles and MS Exchange Server user mailboxes in Novell GroupWise user mailbox.

The software even migrates large-sized MS Exchange user mailboxes and PST files and MS Exchange sharing lists gets converted to Novell GroupWise distribution lists after migration. The password-protected PST files or user profile accounts and public folders can be easily exported to Novell GroupWise mailbox folders using this tool while maintaining data integrity. The tool offers option to save converted PST files in Text or HTML file formats and allows selecting specific time period to filter the email items based on date range in order to optimize the migration process.

The tool supports all versions of MS Exchange Server, MS Outlook, Novell GroupWise and Windows Operating System platforms. The easy-to-use, self-descriptive, user-friendly graphical user interface offered by the software makes migration process much easier even for a novice user.

Download evaluation version of the software for free and analyze its features and capabilities before making actual purchase. Free trial version works almost similar to the full version of the software but with a limitation that it migrates only 10 email items from every folder of Exchange to Novell GroupWise mailbox. Purchase the full version of the software to save all the migrated email items and to avail all the functionalities offered by the product.  For more information and help please visit : -

Convert OST to PST

Perform MS Exchange OST recovery in order to access emails, contacts, journals, notes, tasks, drafts, calendars, and all other email items of inaccessible OST files by converting them to easily accessible MS Outlook PST files using Kernel for OST to PST. The need for conversion from OST files to PST files may arise in case of accidental user account deletion on Exchange Server, corrupt Exchange Server, server crash, Exchange database corruption, Exchange Server downtime, etc. The software performs the conversion process without requiring original MS Outlook profile.

Embedded with advanced algorithms, the tool supports migration of OST files generated with any version of MS Outlook and Exchange Server. The tool allows saving email items just by selecting a date from a date range and offers Find Message option to ease searching and finding email items. The tool displays preview of recovered email items in a tree-like structure that can be saved in PST, DBX, MSG and EML file formats easily accessible with MS Outlook and Outlook Express.

The tool migrates even password-protected OST files to PST files. Emails having any file format like Plain Text, RTF and HTML are easily recoverable by this prominent tool. Email properties such as subject, to, from, cc, bcc, date and time, attachments including documents and images are easily recovered during the migration process.

The available free evaluation version allows its users to analyze its features and capabilities. If satisfied with the performance of the trial version, purchase the full version of Convert OST to PST software to save all email messages in PST file format.

Migrate Novell GroupWise to Exchange

Migrate multiple user mailboxes from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Exchange Server in a single go using Kernel for Novell GroupWise to Exchange software. The tool also converts single Novell GroupWise user mailbox to PST file. The tool allows applying date filter to convert only data lying within specified date range. The software offers various filters for performing selective conversion of user mailboxes in batch mode. The tool supports Unicode character conversion and converts all email data including attachments, calendars, contacts, Sent Items, documents, checklist, folders, trash items, Work in Progress, email properties, images, orphan folders, cabinet of user mailboxes, etc.

The software allows creating Excel file database and a .NUCON batch file for batch of GroupWise user mailboxes. The advanced options make the migration process much easier. Using this utility, the archived items can also be migrated easily. Use this tool to migrate from Novell GroupWise server environment to MS Exchange server environment. The tool saves migrated items in Exchange user profiles and new PST files.

The tool supports every version of Novell GroupWise, MS Exchange Server and MS Outlook and is available as free demo version. The free trial version works almost similar to that of the full version but has a limitation that it saves only first 10 emails per folder from every existing folder in the user mailbox. Purchase full version of the software to save every email item of GroupWise user mailbox. See

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