DPM 2012 & ESEUTIL for Exchange 2010

Having multiple sites I look after and having Exchange 2010 running in each site the last thing you want to do is backup a corrupted Exchange 2010 Database. The nice thing with DPM is that you can run ESEUTIL and this ensures that everything on the Database is in a good state.

If you don’t want to run ESEUTIL, you will need a  disaster recovery plan in place which is like restoring the database from time to time and see if you can mount it

I noticed that 2 of the sites did not have the option selected on the Exchange Protection Groups. If the files are not in the DPM/bin directory you will get the following error:

DPM Eseutil

It is very easy to fix this error, you first need to copy ESE.dll and ESEUTIL.exe to the DPM\bin directory (quick shortcut to the folder is to right click the icon on the desktop for DPM and click on “open file location”) from your Exchange server (Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin).

Once the files are copied you can modify the protection group and select the option for running ESEUTIL and follow all the prompts to update the group.

Hope it helps.


5 thoughts on “DPM 2012 & ESEUTIL for Exchange 2010

  1. marshalhubs April 25, 2013 / 6:34 am

    Thanks for sharing informative post about exchange sever 2010 database, Eseutil.exe repairs and recovers mailboxes from exchange server, You have many options to run easily this command eseutil / p or /r in exchange environment. As same I have also experience with another utility which helps to repair exchange mailboxes i.e. Stellar Phoenix Exchange Server Recovery. It is my own experience, If you need to repair your mailboxes using it then first try demo version.

  2. Robert Jim July 1, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Yes, it is true, when eseutil /p or any other inbuilt tool does not work, then users should opt for a third party Exchange database recovery software like this one that successfully repaired and restored our databases: http://www.serversdatarecovery.com/exchange.html

    It has a free trial version also !

  3. Ruby Kiser August 26, 2013 / 11:49 am

    There are many inbuilt applications available on Exchange sever for recovery of corrupted mail box but this process is bit difficult for a lay man as it requires technical expert. Because all the process depends on command lines. To overcome such issue many companies developed a software for repairing, recovering and conversion of your exchange server database. One such utility is here with user friendly interface thus you can operate it easily without any technical support.
    Free Version also available

  4. Alana Christia November 18, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    Well said guys.
    It has been noticed, these ESEUTIL tools sometimes fail in severely damaged situations. In these circumstance, only a third party tool may help the users for successful exchange server recovery solution. A reliable and effective third party tool is available on website http://www.exchangeserverrecovery.com/ which has the capacity to provide complete exchange disaster recovery solution, backup restoration solution as well. With this proficient tool, one can easily recover data from corrupt exchange database and convert into accessible pst format.

  5. Bert Leen July 30, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Nice information in this blog post but I have share some more option like free EDB to PST converter tool which software expert to repair, recover and convert all over EDB mails from corrupt exchange server and save into PST outlook file format. Read more: http://www.database.repairexchange.org

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