Posted on 2001-06-27
What is the function of ESEUTIL /mh?
Here is the story.
Last night my backup would not finish. It stopped on the information store and indicated corrupt messages. I tried to abort the job and couldn't even do that!! I finally stopped the services and rebooted the server and got the tape out. When the Exchange services started I could not open the public folders (the client froze at the hourglass). I stopped the Exch services and ran ESEUTIL /mh on both the private and public mdb files. They both returned CONSISTENT as the state.
I didn't think this command actually fixed anything since it didn't take any time at all. I restarted the services and the public folders and their contents are back. Did ESEUTIL fix it or was this a fluke?
I will get to find out tonight if the backups will run on Exch. I sure hope so!!