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Common Ways to Export Exchange Mailbox EDB to PST

Deepa Pandey | Modified: 2021-01-30T14:18:54+00:00 | Exchange Server, Mailbox Recovery | 5 Minutes Reading

Either you are an Admin or an ordinary user, there have been many times when you need to access your old Exchange database. There can be many reasons when you need to export Exchange mailbox EDB to PST like:

  • To sharpen the performance of the server
  • You required backup of some messages
  • Your EDB file has become corrupted
  • You want to repair EDB

All of these problems can be solved by repairing and exporting Exchange mailbox data into Outlook PST format. So, let’s first start it by knowing little regarding EDB and PST in short.

Exchange Database (EDB) is a collection of different user mailboxes. This file is created on the Exchange server to keep a record of the user’s mailbox & abbreviated as Exchange database repository of all the emails sent & received.

Outlook (PST) is an Outlook data file abbreviated as a Personal storage table created on the local machine with .pst file extension. PST files mainly contain emails, notes, journals, calendars, attachments, etc.

Reasons for EDB to PST Conversion

There can be many reasons why someone wants to convert EDB files to Outlook PST format using a reliable way without any data loss. Some of the reasons are written below:

  • Your EDB file has become corrupted, and now, you want to recover its data
  • To reduce the large mailbox size so server performance can improve automatically
  • To save storage space (and avoid extra expenses on Capitals)
  • You need back up of Exchange mailboxes
  • Some specific mailboxes or emails need backup
  • Want to port some mailbox data from one place to another
  • To reduce the chances of EDB file corruption to a minimum.

Now we know the reasons that can lead a user to export Exchange mailbox EDB to PST format. What about the solutions, so let’s check and efficient and simple software that can repair and convert EDB mailbox data into PST format easily and a free manual solution.

Export Exchange Mailbox EDB File to PST Format Easily – Quick Solution

If you are from a non-technical background, the manual solution will be quite complex. Especially for busy Exchange administrators, it will be a hideous task to perform it manually. So here, we will discuss the best EDB file to PST Conversion tool. It becomes a simple and quick process to manage EDB mailbox data to PST migration. It can be done in less time. That is why we need a more powerful & more user-oriented tool like SysTools EDB to PST converter.

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This software facilitates the export-process with minimal resources and in the least possible time. The software converts multiple EDB files & mailboxes into PST format while taking care of server performance.

It can repair corrupt Exchange database and restore mailbox in Exchange to PST format easily. This software provides dual scanning option (Quick and Advance scan) which remove corruption from dismounted/offline EDB file automatically without data loss.

The software also provides an activity log for Admin to monitor the entire EDB to PST conversion process within a single CSV file. Let’s know this tool in more depth.

Steps to Export Exchange Mailbox EDB to PST

Step 1: Download & Install EDB to PST Converter

download software

Step 2: Run Exchange to Outlook tool and click on Add file

select add file

Step 3: Load Exchange Database file > Click on the Add button

add edb file

Step 4: View all the EDB mailbox data items in the panel

preview edb mailboxes

Step 5: Click on the Export button to convert Exchange mailbox EDB to PST

click on the export button

Step 6: Select PST file and click on the browse button to set destination folder > Click on the export button

click export button

Finally the Exchange mailboxes is successfully exported to Outlook database file. Open the resultant PST in Outlook 2019 / 2016 / 2013 / 2010 etc.

Tips: If you need to repair corrupt EDB files, recover mailbox data, resolve Exchange Server database corruption and export Exchange data into various other file formats like PDF, MBOX, EML, MSG, HTML. Also, this advanced software migrate Offline Exchange database to Office 365 and Live Exchange Server mailboxes, then visit: SysTools Exchange Mailbox Restore

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Export Exchange Mailbox to PST via Exchange Management Shell

Exchange Management Shell provides a simple command-line interface to access the database, you can get its status and make the required changes in them.

Now, use the following commands in a sequential manner to convert Exchange EDB to PST.

  • Step 1: Run the following command to get the list of mailboxes available in a database.
Get-MailboxStatistics -Database
  • Step 2: To export the EDB file to Outlook PST, you have to enter the following command:
New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox  -FilePath \\ExchangeBackup\PST\MailboxName.PST

This command will save your entire mailbox data into a new PST file. Also, make sure that the destination folder is a shared folder.

  • Step 3: Now, for checking the status of the mailbox export request, you can run the following command.
Get-MailboxExportRequest
  • Step 4: when the export process gets completed, cancel the export request by the following command.
Remove-MailboxExportRequest -Identity

Using this process, you have exported the data from a single mailbox successfully.

As you can see, Exchange Administrators use PowerShell commands such as NewMailboxExport-Request or ExMerge to export Exchange mailbox EDB file to PST format. But, these PowerShell commands have their limitations. If an Admin is running multiple export jobs at one instance, then there is a chance it may hinder the performance of the Exchange server.

Final verdict

After reading this blog, you should have complete information about both the manual solution and automated methods to export exchange mailbox EDB to PST. Now it is up to you, to decide, to either struggle with exporting single mailboxes one by one or enjoy the smooth migration through SysTools EDB to PST converter tool. The Software support Exchange Server 2019, 2016, 2010 and all previous versions. It is a high user and business-friendly application which any user from your organization can use and make a backup, conduct recovery and migration efficiently.

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