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Is There a way to export all users contacts to one backup?

Posted on 2008-06-09
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Hey experts,
I have a company who had thousands of contacts in a couple exchange accounts.  They want to know if there is a why to backup all contacts off the exchange server.  They do not want to have to go on the individual machines they want it pulled from the server directly.
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Hi, do you mean to backup the personal contacts of each and every user connected to the Exchange server?
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by:tsukraw
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Yes,
It there a way to backup all the contacts.  
I ofc have been backing up the entire exchange store.  But is there a way to do just the contacts of all the users at once?
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You could use Exmerge to pull those specific folders;

Download and run Exmerge, in the options you can specify to only back up certain folders - in there, select \contacts

http://www.petri.co.il/download_exmerge.htm

You would also need to set permissions correctly -> http://www.petri.co.il/grant_full_mailbox_rights_on_exchange_2000_2003.htm

Kieran
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