Solved

extract .pst files from .edb

Posted on 2014-02-19
7
530 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-24
Hello Everyone,
I have a question about a situation that I am in.

I have a number of backups from 2012 & 2013 created by backup exec from our exchange environment. I want to restore data for a couple of mailboxes. However, typical backup exec procedures just aren't working out. I believe that I have the data, I just don't have a way of getting it into a usable format.

So, I'd like to simply extract .pst files from the .edb files. my .edb files range from 100-200GB. I don't want to push the data back into my exchange environment.

So, what methods / procedures / tools might be available for extracting data from an .edb file and creating a .pst file from it. I've identified an exchange recovery tool from SysTools. This seems to work, but it is a bit slow and I can't help but to wonder if there is a Microsoft tool available. I just don't want to have to mount the database by exchange or affect my live exchange environment.

Any suggestions? I don't mind paying a few hundred dollars if the tool works well.

Thanks,
0
Comment
Question by:Jack5Back
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 100 total points
ID: 39871085
There are no tools from Microsoft that can extract content from an offline database. Everything from Microsoft requires the database to be mounted, usually in a recovery database. Lots of tools out there to do the job, but personally I would be looking at getting Backup Exec to do what it is supposed to do - it is expensive enough!

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jack5Back
ID: 39871194
Thanks Simon,
This is a deal with the backup exec part...

The backups were taking on 2007 and now we are running on 2010. the backup exec docs seem to require that it goes back to the same version. so, I built a vm with trial licensing with exchange and a domain and backup exec in a segmented part of the network. But, I keep getting error after error. Now I think there is a problem with my "ghost" domain & exchange server with different hostnames and domain names. Anyway, it seems all very complicated just to get some data back in.

I agree. Ideally, I'd like to restore from tape into our new exchange server into temporary mailboxes. But, I don't have any support on backup exec and it just seems to be an uphill battle.

Anyway, the main point of the question is still the extract method, but I appreciate your comments.
0
 
LVL 22

Assisted Solution

by:Nick Rhode
Nick Rhode earned 300 total points
ID: 39871201
I would contact Symantec in your situation to see what the issue is with restoring.  As stated above there are no tools from Microsoft that will allow you to do this.  I had to use a recovery tool from a 3rd party in order to extract PSTs out of their EDB due to a massive failure at a company.  I found a tool called Kernal Exchange PST.

Basically its a 3rd party tool that can extract mailboxes to PST from the EDB.  Price I paid for it a couple years back was about $500 or so.

Website here:  KernExchange
0
MIM Survival Guide for Service Desk Managers

Major incidents can send mastered service desk processes into disorder. Systems and tools produce the data needed to resolve these incidents, but your challenge is getting that information to the right people fast. Check out the Survival Guide and begin bringing order to chaos.

 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:michaelalphi
michaelalphi earned 50 total points
ID: 39872476
As suggested above, you will have to go with any third party to extract pst files from edb. You can have checkout this one (http://www.edbtopstutility.org/) which seems a good opinion for you.
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:-MAS
-MAS earned 50 total points
ID: 39881723
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jack5Back
ID: 39883252
I appreciate everyone's assistance on this. I wound up buying Kernel for Exchange server. Backup Exec gave me the .edb and Kernel gave me .psts for the particular mailboxes that I am interested in.

I did work with Backup Exec on it. It simply wouldn't restore back into the 2010 database because the data was taken out of a 2007 database. The 2007 exchange that I built for this wasn't working because I didn't built a trust relationship between the domains or build the new server as the same domain. Turns out that backup exec also a feature in the 2012 version that allows you to restore directly to .pst. I will be looking forward to that.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Jack5Back
ID: 39883275
Great feedback! Thanks Everyone.
0

Featured Post

Edgartown IT Case Study

Learn about Edgartown's quest to ensure the safety and security of the entire town's employee and citizen data. Read the case study!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question