When the Exchange server faces a catastrophic failure and stops working, the Exchange databases are not recognized by the server and thus, become unreadable or inaccessible. This results in loss of valuable mailboxes in the EDB file. At this stage, to restore the precious Exchange data, you require exporting user mailboxes in the EDB file to PST files. In most cases, the situation requres converting an online EDB file to PST without disturbing the exchange services for other users. For this purpose, you require an online EDB to PST conversion tool.
The 'ExMerge' utility by Microsoft allows you to export mailbox data to a different location or a server and then merge it into a mailbox on that server. The new Exchange Management Shell cmdlets, namely 'Export-Mailbox' and 'Import-Mailbox', replaced the utility in MS Exchange server 2007. The 'Export-Mailbox' cmdlet is intended to export mailbox data from a mailbox to a desired folder in another mailbox.
Using the 'Export-Mailbox' cmdlet, you can export mailbox data in two ways:
Although, the 'Export-Mailbox' cmdlet allows exporting all type of data, including empty folders, sub-folders, special folders etc; it is not an Exchange migration tool. For migrating complete mailbox, you need to use EDB to PST conversion tool. Moreover, the 'Export-Mailbox' cmdlet does not include any provision to perform online EDB to PST conversion.
Stellar EDB to PST converter is an adept tool that facilitates easy and reliable export of mailbox data from a mailbox in an Exchange database to a PST file. The competent utility allows for both, online as well as offline EDB to PST conversion. The software exports EDB to PST by performing an extensive scan of the Exchange database and saving individual mailboxes as PST files in your system. The advanced online conversion feature ensures that other users continue to access, send, or receive mails while the domain administrator converts a user mailbox in an Exchange database to a PST file. This can be only done by administrators having full access rights for each user mailbox. The software also extracts accidentally deleted items and restores STM data as email message body.
* Free download of the product allows you to preview all the recoverable mail items. To save those items, you need to purchase the software.