In Zarafa email server application MySQL database is used to store and manage information, MySQL database store well formatted information (in a structured way) in a file with .frm extension. This file is stored in the MySQL database with the .MYD files. These both files i.e. .frm and MYD files are necessary to identify the database.
.frm files mainly used to manage and store some important data types such as emails, contacts, notes, calendar entries, appointment settings etc. Sometime it happens that user by mistake deletes any of their important data from zarafa server database and hence data loss situation occurs. Data loss situation may also occur because of corruption to zarafa server database, once corruption takes place in this file format then all the files contained by database becomes unreachable. Therefore to recover those data or access to inaccessible data from .frm files you need to repair the damaged zarafa server database. Before start repairing the database it is also important to know the causes of .frm file corruption.
Some Common Reasons for zarafa server database corruption are:
- Wrong connection recognized with database provider
- Damaged Operating System
- Computer virus or malware or Spyware infection
- Mishandling of MySQL database
After the corruption of database user becomes unable to fetch frm file stored data, here mainly two options are available to fix such issues. First is restoring database files with the use of previously created backup file and second is using Zarafa Database repair tool. In first method you need an updated backup of this database, restore it to make this database error free but make sure that backup is updated because restoration of outdated database may harm the stored information.
In case you are unable to restore your backup file or backup is outdated then the last option to fix this problem is using third party Zarafa database repair tool. This tool is the appropriate way to fix Zarafa database errors without need of any backup file. It is recommended by the professionals because of its simple but effective algorithm, this tool is very efficient and able to fix any types of errors. And the most important part of this recovery software is, you don’t need any professional skill or experience to operate it. Simply download, install and run this application, add your database file and click on the Repair or Recover button to fix Zarafa database error.
Steps to Recover emails from Linux based server
Step 1: Firstly, download, install and then open Zarafa repair tool.
Step 2: Select the file you want to repair and the tool will automatically connect MySQL server and an interface shown below will appear.
Step 3: Wait for some time and you will see a dialogue box with “User login information”, fill it up and press OK.
Step 4: The repair process will start soon and you will get messages in succession that shows progress in recovery.
Step 5: After completion of the process, follow the message displayed on screen.
By going through the above article you will be able to Recover emails from Linux based server. The steps shown are very easy and can be performed by any non technical person.