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This article describes how to use the Eseutil utility to checksum a streaming file.
Exchange 2000 uses a checksum procedure to confirm the data integrity of pages in the database. Errors in checksums normally manifest themselves in ReadVerifyFailure errors. For additional information about the ReadVerifyFailure error, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
192333A utility to manually perform an offline database checksum is available in the Esefile utility that is included on the Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 3 (SP3) CD-ROM. You can use Esefile to checksum the MapiRich Exchange 2000 database (Priv*.edb); however, Esefile does not understand the streaming file (Priv*.stm).
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192333/EN-US/ )XADM: JET Will Now Retry 16 Times on -1018 Error
For additional information about the Esefile utility, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
248406If you want to checksum a streaming file, you can use the Eseutil utility, which includes two new switches (/e and /i) that you can use to decide if you want to checksum only the database or the streaming file. By default, you run the utility against Priv*.edb to checksum both files.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/248406/EN-US/ )Esefile Support Utility for Exchange Server 5.5 and Exchange 2000
NOTE: Before you use Eseutil, use Exchange System Manager to dismount the stores that you want to examine.
The following list describes the new switches for Eseutil:
NOTE: The Consistency Checker does not perform any recovery operations, and it always assumes that the database is in a consistent state. An an error is returned if this is not the case.
C:\exchsrvr\BIN>eseutil /k c:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb Microsoft(R) Exchange Server(TM) Database Utilities Version 6.0 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1991-2000. All Rights Reserved. Initiating CHECKSUM mode... Database: c:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb Streaming File: c:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.STM Temp. Database: TEMPCHKSUM2024.EDB Checksumming c:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb Status (% complete) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 |----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----| ................................................... 1026 pages seen 0 bad checksums 398 uninitialized pages 0 wrong page numbers Checksumming c:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.STM Scanning Status (% complete) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 |----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----| ................................................... 1024 pages seen 0 bad checksums 119 uninitialized pages Operation completed successfully in 3.672 seconds.