How to Export .pst directly from Exchange 2003 database
Posted on 2014-03-26
I need to migrate several user mailboxes from EXCH 2003/SBS2003 into EXCH 2010/SBS2011. Client Outlook will also change from Outlook 2003 to 2010 version.
I know I can go to each user OUTLOOK 2003, create a PST, copy it to an external USB drive, copy it to the new workstation and import PST into Outlook 2010.
However some users have close to 10GB of data and last time when I tried to create a PST file from his OUTLOOK 2003, it took literally hours to complete.
The reason for the long time was partially because the data has to travel from the server to the workstation via Ethernet cable. So I figure if I can somehow create a PST file directly from Exchange 2003 server and save it to the folder on SBS2011 folder, it would be a lot quicker. After creating PST for each mailbox, I can just copy all PST files to external USB all at once and move them to the new server/SBS2011 and import them directly into Exchange 2010.
Can you help?