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Exmerge for Exchange2010

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Is there something similar as EXMERGE for Exchange2010.
The idea is to extract Exchange Mailboxes as PST files for backup purpose
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Exmerge has been replaced in Exchange 2010 with the Export-Mailbox cmdlet at the Exchange Management Shell: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998579.aspx.

There is also an Export Mailbox option in the right-hand pane of Exchange Management Console when you highlight a mailbox in the Mailbox management area.

You do, however, require Outlook 2010 64-bit installed on the same machine as the Exchange management tools are running on. For that reason, I would not recommend doing this from your Exchange Server itself, as I prefer to keep all client applications well away from my servers.

If this is for a backup, a better method to back up Exchange is the Windows Server Backup utility included FREE with Server 2008 and R2. This method will perform a full Exchange-aware backup via the Volume Shadow Copy service, meaning it will also purge the log files. This ensures the logs don't eventually fill your server up and take Exchange offline.

-Matt
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Windows Server Backup utility is fine and I use it for backup the Exchange database and purging log

But Exmerge was for me very helpful in Exchange 2003 environement for creating PST files of all mailboxes at once very easily (as an additional backup)
I do not wand to install Outlook 2010 in the Exchange Server

Is there another way to create easily PST files from the Exchange database and directly from the Exchange server?

thanks

It is not to install Outlook 2010 on Exchange server. You just setup a client which
-Join to domain
-Exchange Management Tools installed
-Outlook 2010 install.

You run the Export-Mailbox from client machine not server.

http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/exporting-importing-mailboxes-exchange-server-2010.html
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I do have SP1 installed on  my Exchange Server
1) When I run WIndows Server 2008 R2 backup utiliy, it does not give me the option to save Exchange. It seems not to be Exchange Aware, any thing to install?

2) Since SP1 is installed and I do not have Outlook installed on the Exchange server, how do I do to export all my mailboxes to PST files from the Exchange Server?

Thank you
Hi qadsad.

You are not going to export mailboxes to OST usgin your Exchange Server. You need to used the laptop/desktop which have following installed:
-Join to domain
-Exchange Management Tools installed
-Outlook 2010 install.

When your laptop/desktop is ready. You have to launch EMS in your laptop/desktop and run the Export-Mailbox cmdlet.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266964(EXCHG.80).aspx
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