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Cannot use eseutil to import logfiles into edb


Goal: use external utility to retrieve old emails from edb file

I have restored from an old backup the complete Exchange 2010 mailbox directory with the following files:

e0b0000*.log (appr. 2000 logfiles)
2 xml files

I want to import the logfiles into the edb with eseutil.

I tried to execute: eseutil /r e0b /i /d /a

I get the following error: Operation terminated with error -528 (JET_errMissingLogFile, current logfile missing).

From the backup, there was no e0b.chk file. I have copied this from the live database.

Is there any way to import the logfiles into the edb?

The database is NOT live, I have restored into a different disk.

Kind regards,

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Raymond Jansen

8/22/2022 - Mon

Do you have Exchange server live? If yes use recover database in Exchange 2010. if not, buy 3rd party tool like edb to pst. Also if logs are missing you cannot replay other logs. Exchange needs all log files.

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Raymond Jansen

I have bought a tool to make pst from edb.

I make full backup every month, logfiles daily. I want to recover from the 26 jan 2012. I have full backup from 1 Jan 2012 + all logfiles (I think) from backup program (StoreGrid).

The database is not live, just need to recover some old emails.
Raymond Jansen


I tried your solution, still same error.

Starting to think that logfiles are not complete! Too bad Eseutil does not show what's expected.
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James Murphy

If you have backup, use recover db option, what backup tool you are using?
Raymond Jansen

I use Vembu StoreGrid for backup. (http://storegrid.vembu.com/)

I will try to use recover db option from windows server backup.

You first need to create a recover db in exchange 2010, then need to restore the database from backup to recover db, it is same like RSG in Exchange 2003, now in 2010 it called recover db.

Follow the article i have posted already. You need to use Powershell for all steps.
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Raymond Jansen

Misread the article, trying now...
Raymond Jansen

OK, I now have the recovery database. Must use eseutil /r to bring it in clean state.

If I do eseutil /r e0b, I still get the error that current logfile is missing.

I now have renamed last logfile to e0b.log.

Now need to repair, but for the first time a bit of progress...

Edit: repair done, recovery done, database mounted. Now restoring mailbox to test user, thanks!