Fix database page read failed verification due to Exchange error -1018

When Exchange database files i.e. edb files get corrupt due to reasons like unexpected system shutdown, virus infection, hardware or software malfunction etc, you are not allowed to access those files consisting of mails, messages, tasks, notes, journals and may experience critical data loss situations. In that situation, edb repair tool is needed that repair the corrupt edb files and also performs the task of edb to PST conversion.

Suppose a situation where you are trying to restore the database using online backup but you fail to do so and got the following error message:

"Database page read failed verification because of a -1018 error" (page checksum mismatch).

After getting this error, you are unable to perform sending or receiving of mails and cannot even start Outlook. When going for online defragmentation, receive -1018 checksum mismatch error.


The foremost reason behind the occurrence of database page read failed verification due to a page checksum mismatch error is problematic hardware and specifies checksum mismatch due to which Exchange database is corrupt.


To fix exchange error -1018, follow the below solutions:

  1. Make sure that your system is not facing any hardware related problems. If yes, then replace them and also update the firmware drivers
  2. In order to restore the exchange database, you can also make use of updated backup
  3. In other case, use Eseutil/p command line utility but if it fails, the best is to opt for edb repair tool which is competent enough to repair the damaged database and also carries out the task of edb to pst conversion in short amount of time period. This tool ensures you for complete edb file recovery regardless of the corruption reasons and makes those corrupt edb files accessible again.