Restore Data from another Organisations EDB file
Posted on 2014-11-12
I have an EDB from another org that I need to read. In the past I've had to resort to 3rd party tools such as Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager to export the data i need from the EDB to a PST. However I've found that tool tedious/slow for large jobs as I need about 100 mailboxes, and there appears to be no automated way to do it. I'd like to just mount it in exchange and use the tools there to do a New-MailboxExportRequest. That way I don't have to sit and baby sit each one.
I understand that you cannot mount a edb from another org even as a recoveryDB (stupid limit but I get it), but what if I build a new temp VM and setup the domain name and the org the same mount the dB there as a recoveryDB. Then toss exchange on and do it there?
Has anyone tried this, or am I wasting my time?