Method 1: Using PowerShell Cmdlets
Method 2: Using Exchange Admin Center (EAC) or Exchange Management Console (EMC)
Method 3: Using Exmerge Application
EDB is an Exchange Database file, which stores an important mailbox data items such as emails, tasks, calendars, folders, attachments, notes, etc.
General reasons which tends to EDB to PST Conversion:
Sometimes Exchange Server is under Maintenance and the process will take a long time or when the Exchange Server fails to perform any task.
When the organization is migrating exchange server.
Also when user moving/transfer Exchange data from one place to another.
One more reason i.e. Corruption causes In EDB File, to recover corrupt EDB we need to convert into PST file format. The corruption causes due to:
Technical fault in Internet connectivity or abrupt power outage through which Exchange shut down suddenly.
Also due to downtime of Microsoft Exchange Server or unwanted error in the Exchange server like breakdown of Exchange information store, virus attack or hardware failure and many more reasons.
Method 1: EDB to PST Conversion using PowerShell Cmdlets
For Microsoft Exchange 2007 to PST: Use Export-Mailbox
For Microsoft Exchange 2010 to PST: Use ExportMailboxRequests
For Microsoft Exchange 2013 to PST: Use New-MailboxExportRequest command
Before converting Convert Exchange Server EDB to PST format using PowerShell, Create a separate folder to save the converted PST files from EDB and give any name to the folder. After that right click on the folder which will show you the Properties -> select the Share Folder. Then assign the Read/Write permission and click Share button.
The Shared path example: \\MSServer\new-pst-folder
For Exchange Server 2007
Use below given Powershell commands to Convert Exchange 2007 EDB to PST format.
1: Simply Run the Powerhsell command given below:Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2007
Then Extract PST file from Exchange Server EDB by using the command given below:Export-Mailbox -Identity firstname.lastname@example.org -PSTFolderPath \\MSServer\new-pst-folder\Expert-Advice.pst
For Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2013
Use below given Powershell commands to Export Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 EDB to PST format
Run the below given Command:For Exchange Server 2010 – Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010For Exchange Server 2013 – Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2013
Convert EBD to PST by using below-given command:New-MailboxExportRequest –Mailbox Expert-Advice –FilePath \\MSServer\new-pst-folder\\Expert-Advice.pstWhere Expert-Advice is the name of users mailbox that we want to convert in PST file format.
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