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How to maintain your Exchange database after you repair by using the Eseutil /p tool in Exchange Server 5.5, in Exchange 2000 Server, and in Exchange Server 2003
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This article describes the best practices to use to maintain a healthy Microsoft Exchange Server database after you complete a repair operation on your database by using the Eseutil /p tool.
After you repair your Exchange Server database by using the Eseutil /p tool, Microsoft recommends that you complete a defragmentation of the database by using the Eseutil /d tool, and then complete an integrity check of the database by using the Isinteg -fix tool.
For more information about how to defragment your Exchange Server database, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259851/ )Ramifications of running the eseutil /p or edbutil /d /r command in Exchange
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192185/ )How to defragment with the Eseutil utility (Eseutil.exe)
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317014/ )Exchange 2000 Server Eseutil command-line switches
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182903/ )ESEUTIL command-line parameters
328804If the integrity of your database is in question, you may want to export the data from your database and put the data in a new database file. The Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program (Exmerge.exe) lets you extract data from mailboxes on an Exchange Server computer, and then merge the data into the same mailboxes on another computer that is running Exchange Server.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328804/ )How to defragment Exchange databases
For additional information about how to use the Exmerge.exe tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174197/EN-US/ )XADM: Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program (Exmerge.exe) Information
Article ID: 812357 - Last Review: October 25, 2007 - Revision: 3.4