Fix Exchange dirty shutdown error in Exchange server

In the situations of unexpected power failure of the Exchange server database, the transaction log stream remains attached with it leading to the situations of Exchange dirty shutdown. It does not specify the database corruption but details you about the incorrect detachment of database files from the log stream. So, in such situations when you go for accessing the database, the following error message appears on the screen:

“Operation terminated with error -550 Jet_errDatabaseDirtyShutDown
Database was not shutdown cleanly
Recovery must first be run to properly complete database operations for the previous shutdown”


The above error is caused due to database inconsistency because of the reason of improper shutdown. It does not mean that the database is corrupt but specifies that the transaction log stream is still attached with it. After getting this error, you are unable to access the database records that can even lead to severe data loss situations. So, it becomes important to repair the database.


In order to go for exchange 2007 dirty shutdown repair, you can make use of Eseutil/r command that helps you in the repair of exchange server database. In addition to this, Eseutil/p command is capable to check for errors up to 4 KB of database. In case if any errors are found, it resolves them immediately this arises the need for database recovery. To accomplish this task, the best is to go for Microsoft Exchange Server Edb repair tool that will recover all your important database objects from the exchange server database. With the help of advanced techniques, it is capable to restore the entire mailbox items until they are overwritten by the new data.