Stellar Repair for Exchange – A tool to recover data from a failing exchange server or corrupted database


Stellar Repair for Exchange is the best companion application for any Exchange Server administrator as it offers the best possible features such as:

  • Recover data from any database – whether in dirty or clean shutdown state
  • Open multiple Exchange Server databases
  • No size limit on databases
  • Export to PST and other formats, like EML, MSG, PDF and HTML
  • Export to a live Exchange server or Office 365 tenant

Stellar Repair for Exchange comes in handy when you have a failing Exchange server or a corrupted database that is in a dirty shutdown state and cannot be mounted. It can also help to export an old database from a decommissioned Exchange server.

Why use Stellar Repair for Exchange?

So why use Stellar Repair for Exchange and not the native tools to recover the database? Let’s see the advantages and disadvantages of native tools vis-à-vis software?

Advantages and disadvantages of native tools

Advantages

The inconvenients

  • Export only works if the database is mounted
  • Export only works if the Exchange server is up and running
  • Exporting public folders requires a lot of scripting
  • Very limited export criteria
  • Takes a lot of resources, administrative effort and time
  • 100% recovery not guaranteed

Advantages and disadvantages of Stellar Repair for Exchange

Advantages

  • Can open multiple database files with no size limit
  • Does not need an Exchange server to retrieve data
  • Can export directly to live Exchange Server database
  • Can be used as Office 365 migration tool
  • 100% recovery guaranteed
  • Easy to use and fast service recovery
  • Can export mailboxes, archives, disabled mailboxes, shared mailboxes and public folders
  • Granular export

The inconvenients

License and cost

Stellar Repair for Exchange is available in three license options — Company, Technician and Toolbox.

With the Corporate license, you get a one-time installation with a one-year license and the export is limited to 100 mailboxes. It comes with all export features available and the cost is $399.

The Technician license has all the enterprise features and comes with a lifetime license, multiple use of the app, and unlimited mailbox exports. The license cost is $599.

The Toolbox is the ultimate edition. Apart from the features of Corporate and Technician licenses, it offers a set of applications, such as Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Backup, Stellar Converter for OST and Stellar Password Recovery for MS Exchange. The cost of this license is $999.

Facility

The software can be installed on Windows 7/8/10/11 machine or Windows operating system. It is not necessary to have an Exchange server installed.

After downloading the installation file from the website, the installation is very easy. It only takes a few clicks and the application is ready to use.

How to use the software?

The app is very easy to use. Once installed, the database selection screen will appear. You can specify the files or use the search button to easily find all EDB files on your storage.
Select MS Exchange EDB which you want to repair
The next step is to select the scan mode. You can select Quick Scan or Deep Scan, depending on the damage.
Select scan mode
The scan may take some time, depending on the file size. Once the scan is complete, you can save the scan for later use without having to scan the database files again.
The screen appears with all the featuresAfter scanning, the screen that appears has full functionality without any complications of menus, windows, etc. On the left side, you have the full structure of your databases with the bottom buttons to switch views from Mail, Calendar, Contact, Journal, and Tasks items.
structure of your databases with the buttons at the bottom
In the middle pane is the list of items based on the folder you are viewing. It offers comprehensive online search, based on From, To, Subject and Date.
offers a comprehensive online searchAfter accurately selecting mailboxes or public folders, you can export them to PST and other file formats. You can export with the following value-added features:

  • Export the recovered database directly to Office 365 without first exporting to PST and then importing to Office 365. This will make the migration process faster and easier.
  • Export the recovered database directly to a live Exchange Server database of any version, speeding up the process.
  • Automatic or manual matching of mailboxes from source to destination.
  • Recovery of VIP mailboxes with priority export where you can decide to recover important mailboxes first.
  • Parallel export to process more than one mailbox at a time for fast recovery process.

Verdict

Stellar Repair for Exchange is one of the best when it comes to Exchange Server database recovery. Its functionality is impressive, and the ease of application is impeccable. Depending on the license you choose, the application excels in its delivery. It is an indispensable tool for any Exchange Server administrator. It meets expectations and will surely help the business to recover in any situation without the excessive use of resources, administrative efforts and recovery time.

Rajani Baburajan

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