Performing maintenance on your Exchange 2007 database(s).

When you’ve an up and running Microsoft Exchange 2007 environment, you’ve to perform some maintenance on your databases after some time. You can use the tool ESEUTIL for this job. Let’s have a look on some commands.

1) Open the commandline
2) Type in eseutil /?
3) Choose the right switch

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Checking your database integrity: (Note: make sure you’ve dismounted your database(s)!! )
eseutil /g “E:\Database\SG01\MD01.edb” /t “E:\TMP\TEMPINTEG.edb”

eseutil /g: tool with the check integrity option
“E:\Database\SG01\MD01.edb”: location of the database(s)
/t “E:\TMP\TEMPINTEG.edb”: location of the temperary database file

ese_g_01    ese_g_02    ese_g_03
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Repairing a corrupted or damaged database:  (Note: make sure you’ve dismounted your database(s)!! )
eseutil /p “E:\Database\SG01\MD01.edb” /t “E:\TMP\TEMPREPAIR.edb”

eseutil /p: tool with the repair option
“E:\Database\SG01\MD01.edb”: location of the database(s)
/t “E:\TMP\TEMPREPAIR.edb”: location of the temperary database file

r_ese_01    r_ese_02    r_ese_03
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Offline defragmentation of a database:  (Note: make sure you’ve dismounted your database(s)!! )
eseutil /d “E:\Database\SG01\MD01.edb” /t “E:\TMP\TEMPDEFRAG.edb”

eseutil /d: tool with the offline defragmentation option
“E:\Database\SG01\MD01.edb”: location of the database(s)
/t “E:\TMP\TEMPDEFRAG.edb”: location of the temperary database file

d_ese_01    d_ese_02    d_ese_03

d_ese_04    d_ese_05
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