Data export exchange EDB database

Hello,

I'v recently migraded a exchange 2003 server to a exchange 2010 server. this was alot of work but we got trough it. i'v still got a problem however.

I'v got my public folders database file (*.EDB) and i need to get some data from that database file. problem is de old exchange 2003 server died on me so i cant use it anymore.

Is there a way to get the data from the EDB database file without having to spend a couple hounderd dollars on some software?

Thanks
tinus67Asked:
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Glen KnightCommented:
If you didn't replicate the public folder to the Exchange 2010 server then the only way is with 3rd party software.

I would recommend kernel EDB, it's a lot cheaper than most of the others: http://www.kerneldatarecovery.com/buy-edb-email-recovery.html
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Short answer is no - not without spending money, or sending the file to someone you know who has a copy of a utility that can do it for you as a favour (and both Demazter and I have the tools available ; ) )
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
You can also just setup a exchange 2003 box (test) and then mount the public folder database in it, access them via outlook and export all of them as a pst for your future use as well.


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Glen KnightCommented:
Alan, please don't forget we're not meant to offer off-site assistance
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Vishal BreedProgram ManagerCommented:
If you can spare a server hardware or can build a recovery server using VMWARE / MS Virtual PC; you can install E2K3 and then restore this EDB file. Then use outlook to create PST exporting all required data!!
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Oops - just trying to be helpful ; )
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
use the same name of Exchange org., same exchange name etc. Then attach the current public folder to the test server and export it to PST by using outlook.

or

you can contact kroll ontrack (http://www.ontrackpowercontrols.com/)

They do offer a trial version as well, if you request it can be a fully functional and allow you to export your data to pst.

I would also recommend that if you do get a trial off them, to purchase the product after your trial as it is a good tool to have for times like these.
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Glen KnightCommented:
You will find the Kernel EDB is a lot cheaper.

I guess you need to look at how much you are willing to spend, remember time is money too.

Kernel EDB will recover the data for you in a few minutes.  Rebuilding an Exchange server requires knowledge of the recover process, time to build a new Domain, exchange server, the knowledge of how to do this.

I know which I would choose and I work with Exchange EVERY day.  That's why I have tools like Kernel in my toolbox.  it saves me time and therefore money.
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tinus67Author Commented:
I have an old copy of Ontrack Powercontrol around here, il test it with that if that doesnt work il revert to the kernel version.

Il keep you posted. thanks for the info so far.
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Well it certainly will take time but not a massive amount of time for you to re-build a virtualized dc or exch2003 box, but demazter is right in saying that these tools ontrack or kerneledb are life and time savers.

kerneledb and ontrack tools are good kits for deleted mailboxes, recovering emails and saves you from disturbing your production boxes.

Best of Luck !
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tinus67Author Commented:
I finaly manged to get an EDB file from the BKF and then used ontrack to restore the data.

Thanks for the imput.
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