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Recover public folders and contents from unmounted .edb?

In addition to recovering the personal mailbox items, I need to recover public folders and/or their content from clean shutdown .edb and .stm files so I import into new installation of SBS2003.  I see references to Kernel Software, Ontrack, and others in posts.  All talk about extracting to PST's, etc. , but it's unclear whether Public folders/content will be recovered.
I need a reference to software for a one-time use, so price is some consideration.  

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IntegrityOfficeCommented:
Public folders shoud be able to be extracted to Pst files in the same way as email folders using the same tools you have mentioned. You then just create the folders on your new server and impor tthe pst files.
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FrittersAuthor Commented:
Will Kroll OnTrack extract the public folder "stuff"?  Are individual folders created in the PST? Or is the data lumped together?
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MegaNuk3Commented:
Lucid8.com's Digiscope does public folder exports, but it is not cheap. If you contact lucid8.com on EE (number 9 in the Exchange hall of fame on the right hand side of your screen) then Troy should be able to tell you about their product and may be able to give it to you at a heavily discounted price.
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Alan HardistyCommented:
Kernel for Exchange will happily read .EDB files and allow you to Extract the contents to .PST files, even if they are originally from Public Folders.

Whilst the price may be excessive for a one-time use, you need the data and the products will retrieve your data for you.  If you want to recover your data without buying any additional software, then if you rebuild the server using the Exact same name, and have AD intact then you can use a Recovery Storage Group to recover the emails for free.

If you had valid backups, then you would not need to fork out for expensive software presumably, so they can no doubt demand a fair price for recovering essential data.

Personally I have a copy of Kernel for Exchange Server and it is very good.

Alan
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MegaNuk3Commented:
@Alan - you can't restore PF stores to a RSG. Welcome back by the way, have you been on holiday or something?
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FrittersAuthor Commented:
I split points.  BTW, I used Kroll OnTrack and was able to pull content from priv.edb and pub.edb (without logs) directly in the Exchange Mailboxes of my users (logged in as them) AND directly into the public folder by copy/paste either OF the subfolders or the content (items) in a top level folder.  Simple to use.
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Alan HardistyCommented:
@MegaNuk3 - I'm taking it easy and participating in a different way!
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MegaNuk3Commented:
Ontrack was never cheap. Is it cheaper than Kernel EDB now?

@ Alan - yeah, take it easy. That's what I am going to do when I put a bit more distance between me and Akhater on the Exchange leaderboard...
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FrittersAuthor Commented:
I did not compare prices since post above said that Kernel only extracted public to PST's.  Ontrack goes right to public folders in Exchange.
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MegaNuk3Commented:
Ok, thanks for the update
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