Thursday, 15 January 2015

How to Reduce the Size of Exchange Database (.EDB) File

Exchange server stores its complete data (Email, contacts, Tasks, jonurals etc.) into the EDB file format. This cause drastic increase in the size of EDB file. We need to manage the size of EDB file, otherwise it may lead to the corruption of the EDB file. In this blog, I will explain various method to reduce the size of EDB file.

What can you do reduce the size of EDB files like priv.edb, pub.edb, mailbox database.edb, public folder database.edb: -

  1. To manage EDB file you can make backup of your EDB file and use them in future if required
  2.  Delete unwanted mailboxes from the EDB file.
  3.  Do Offline Defragmentation

Let us discuss all one by one: -

Methods to take backup of the EDB file: -

There are several methods to take backup of the EDB file. But I will explain the method to take a backup using the Window server backup. First of all install the Window Server Backup to your system. Disable the Replication services before proceeding further

Now Login to your account by proving the credential on the Exchange Server.

Open the utility, Window Server Backup.

Then Action >> Backup Once

Now Select the Different Option and Click Next

Now you have two option to perform the Backup operation

1). Full Server: Use the option to take the Backup of the Complete Server
2). Custom Bacup: Use the method to take backup of the desired part and click next
3). Now browse the location where you want to store the file and click on the Next
4). Use the inherit option if you want to give the rights to all users to access the remote file and after it  Click on Next.
5). Now Open the Advanced Options page and select “VSS full backup” and click next
6). Now run the backup and close the dialog box after completion of the process.

Take backup of your EDB file and delete it from the server (Which is not required in the near future). With that you can reduce size of EDB file upto some extent.

Move data from database to another database and perform Offline Defragmentation of the data: -

This step might help a little to sort out the size of EDB file. For that migrate data from EDB file to another database and carry out the process of Defragmentation. Defragmentation is required because you will find that size of the Database will remains unchanged even if you have transferred the data. The data that has been transferred from the EDB file Creates the White Space and due to that it does not put any effect on the size of data. So carry out the process of defragmentation to reduce Size of EDB file.

Delete unwanted mailboxes from the EDB file: -

To reduce the size of EDB file simple thing that you can do is delete the mailboxes of the clients/users that have left the office. At first take the backup of their mailboxes if it is required in the near future and delete them to make free space.

Conclusion: -

In this blog, I have suggested different methods which willhelp you to reduce the size of EDB file. In case if you have any question regarding the topic, Please comment below, we will sort out your query as soon as possible

How to Fix 0x8004010f Error in Exchange 2007

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Easiest way to Remove SSL Certificates from Exchange Server 2013

One of the easiest way to remove the expired SSL Certificate from the Exchange server is using the Powershell command.

When any of the Certificate installed in it get expired , the Outlook starts showing the Security alert. To get rid of that Security alert we need to remove the Expired Exchange Certicate and should install the new one if required.

Just follow the steps described below to perform the operation:

Step1: Identify all the Expired Certificates from the Exchange

This command will show all the certificates that were installed in Exchange Server with the Expiry date.  Find out the Certificate whose date is expired.

Repair Exchange 2010 Database Dirty Shutdown State

There are various major changes brought in Exchange 2010 over its predecessor. One of them is ESEUTIL tool which is a so powerful tool that allows the users to overcome various errors & fix Exchange server 2010 database from dirty shutdown.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Split Exchange EDB file by Exporting it to the Outlook PST

Why you need to Export PST from EDB file

Save Space on Exchange Server: We know that entire information on the Exchange Server is stored in the EDB file with heavy attachment. If we don’t have much space remaining on the Exchange Server then we need to reduce the size of EDB file.

Public Folder Migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

Since Data is too much crucial for an organization & sometimes it becomes the need of an organization to migrate data to another Exchange. Also due to some security reasons it becomes the necessity to migrate data to the newer version. Although there are so many third party tools that can do this task in a simply & efficient way but we will have a look at another methods to perform this work.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Recovery of Public Folder Item in Exchange 2013

Public Folder is efficient & convenient way of sharing your data and information with other people. It also helps you in maintaining hierarchy of folders that lets people easy to understand & browse the folder. Public Folder can be access by that user only who has the prior permission to access it.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Restore Exchange 2013 Database from Windows Backup

In this blog we’ll have a look at how to perform restoring process of Exchange Database using Windows Server Backup. This issue generally encountered that though having a backup, but we are unable to fetch data from that. So, in this blog we would be exploring on all the basic steps of restoring database.