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Upgrading from older Exchange server to the latest Exchange server can be tiresome, error-prone and risky, without being a seasoned exchange server administrators. It can become even problematic if you're an organization that runs on tight timelines, finite budget, and limited number of resources. Also, it requires proper scheduling of manpower and data. A manual procedure of migration can pause all such crucial tasks and that is where Kernel Migrator for Exchange stands out. This Exchange Migration tool automates the whole migration procedure removing all the risks to safely transfer the data from one exchange platform to another.


Migrator for Exchange single-handedly performs all the migration related jobs and builds a secure bridge between two different platforms. It provides the following migration facilities-

  • Exchange to exchange direct migration (Intra-forest and cross-forest).
  • Office-365-to-Office 365 migration.
  • Exchange to Office 365 migration.
  • Public folder migration from Exchange/ Office 365 to another pubic folder.
  • Exchange to hosted Exchange Server.


Features of Kernel Migrator for Exchange -


Pre-migration analysis

 
The pre-migration analysis is a highly beneficial feature which allows the administrator to evaluate the possible approximate time of migration. It gathers the information about the numbers of agents involved in the migration and the average network speed.


Agent configuration


Agent configuration accelerates the migration process with the configuration of any high-processing machine (if running idle), and helps the large-sized migration. It is also possible to  select a blackout time which will automatically pause the process at a point, and later it can be resumed from the same point easily. 


Easy migration with smaller jobs


Migrator for Exchange decreases the complexity of a large migration process by creating multiple jobs which migrate thousands of mailboxes in smaller batches. Each job can be assigned a migration start time efficiently. 


Web-based migration reports


The administrator can generate the migration report involving complete information of migrated mailboxes and their sizes. It also shows the remaining items and how much will it  require to complete. 


Real-time migration alerts and notifications


The tool constantly updates the user with real-time notifications and alerts either in the software console or directly in the user's mailbox. It provides a complete synopsis about the migration start time, migration end time, status, and migration success/failure information etc.


Rollback the migration process


If there was an error in the migration process e.g. Mailbox deleted, data mismanagement, faulty data migrated, etc. Then with the Rollback option, complete migration process can be reversed instantly. 


Migrate total properties, permissions, passwords and SID history


Migrator for Exchange not only migrates the data but every possible information associated with it like its properties, user permissions, passwords and SID history.


Multilingual support for international usage


The tool is available in four different languages - Deutsche, Española, Italia, and English  which make the tool perfectly suitable to satisfy the needs of international  clientele.


What benefits does Kernel Migrator for Exchange offer?


  • Risk free migration with smaller jobs dividing the large sized mailbox into smaller batches.
  • User can easily work on exchange server completely unaware of ongoing migration.
  • Migrates under the limited resources.
  • Provides real time notifications to update the user.
  • Removes the need of checking every assigned agent separately.
  • Pause the migration process at any point and later resume from the same point.
  • Requires fewer resources.
  • Rollback features to reverse the faulty migration.


How does Kernel Migrator for Exchange work?


Kernel Migrator for Exchange has a self-explanatory user-interface having categorized segments to easily understand each and every component of the migration from their dedicated tiles.


 The user can easily create new projects to migrate mailboxes and public folders.
 
After creating a new project, the tool allows to create a new job for the migration purpose.



Before starting the actual migration, the tool offers a pre-migration analysis which assess the approximate time required for migration based on total number of agents and network speed.


Pre-migration analysis  

Enter the Job type, job name, domain controller name/IP, username, password, network speed, and number of load agents.


The next window lets you select the number of mailboxes.



Then you can set the filters.


As soon as the tool analyzes the input data, it gives a detailed summary of how much time will it require to migrate a particular mailbox, total folder, total items, total size, and status.


SETTINGS

After pre-migration analysis, it is time to change the settings as per your migration needs. There are four types of settings – configure agents, report console settings, notification settings, and log settings.


Configure agents
 Agents are the extra system resources (RAM & Processors) within the same network which can be recruited to share the heavy load. There are four options to install agents – Manually, from active directory, scan and add, and from CSV.



Report console settings
This option provides login credentials to access report console to see details of migration job completed by the Migrator.


Notification settings
This option lets you configure server setting to receive notification alerts.

Log Settings
Log settings lets the user enable or disable the logging of mailbox migration jobs and mailbox synchronization jobs.


Mailbox configuration
It is the most important pre-migration function which lets the user set the migration limits, properties, and permission of user mailboxes and public folders from the source exchange server to destination exchange server. However, there are multiple prerequisite which must be fulfilled

  • The user must have the full administrative rights to create all migration jobs.
  • If you are going to update profile job, make sure that GPMC (Group Policy Management Console) is installed on system where Kernel Migrator for Exchange is installed.
  • To migrate to different language version of Exchange server, install the target language based Outlook on the same computer where the Migrator tool is installed.


GAL Synchronization


The Global Address List synchronization updates the Global Address List of Target Exchange with respect to the source migration objects.
In the GAL Sync wizard, enter the job name and its description.

 

 In the next window, enter the source domain details.


In the next window, enter the target domain details.



After a proper synchronization, it will give a complete GAL synchronization job details.



Add Project
After completing all the synchronization, it is time to add project to manage all migration jobs. To create a job under a project click Add button in toolbar and select "Add job for mailboxes".



After creating a job and providing a name to it, select the source.



After selecting the source mailboxes, employ the target exchange server.



After filtering the desired data and mapping target mailboxes to source mailboxes, you can start migrating data.

After a successful migration, the tool will provide a detailed summary of the whole procedure.


Click Finish to finalize the process.

However, it is recommended to first generate and activate the licenses to ensure smooth data migration throughout the process.


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Exchange administrators are always vigilant about Exchange crashes and disasters that are possible any time. It is quite essential to identify the symptoms of a possible Exchange issue and be prepared with a proper recovery plan. There are multiple methods which can be used to avoid Exchange data losses. However, Exchange administrators must plan for these methods. We discuss the some of the recovery options available in Exchange 2013:


  1. Exchange 2013 recovery features
  2. Exchange native data protection
  3. Exchange 2013 VSS Writer
  4. Exchange Server recovery in AD
  5. Third-party Exchange Recovery tools


Exchange 2013 recovery features


The recovery features in Exchange 2013 have reduced the dependence of Exchange administrators on backups for the retrieval of lost data. These features are useful for different purposes such as disaster recovery, long-term data retention, deleted item recovery, and point-in-time recovery. We will see how these Exchange 2013 features help in dealing with disasters:


  • Deleted item recovery - Due to the Hold Policy in Exchange 2013, it is possible to retain all the deleted items in Recoverable Items folder up to a specific period so that end users can recover. This makes deleted item recovery, simpler, faster, and less expensive.
  • Long-term data retention - In Exchange 2013, the features like In-Place Hold, Litigation Hold, In-Place Archiving, and In-Place eDiscovery help in the long-term retention and retrieval of data. Whenever a need (like legal requirement) occurs, the required data can be searched and retrieved. These features shorten the recovery procedure and eliminate the need of costly recovery tapes.
  • Disaster recovery - Exchange 2013 continues to have Database Availability Groups (DAGs) to ensure the high availability of mailbox servers and to facilitate quick disaster recovery. The benefit of having multiple database copies in the Database Availability Groups is that at least one copy is always unaffected by other’s corruption. This feature acts as a perfect guarantee against data loss in case of hardware, software, network, and server failures.
  • Point-in-time snapshot recovery - Exchange 2013 allows to create a point-in-time database copy in the Database Availability Groups. The copy in DAG can be used to restore to a previous point of time. This feature is helpful in the events like deletion of user mailbox data, replication of logical corruption to all database copies in the DAGs, etc.


Exchange Native Data Protection


Exchange Native Data Protection works as an alternative to traditional backups.  The benefit of Exchange. And the concept is to use the inbuilt Exchange 2013 features to avoid Exchange data loss. Native Data Protection is that it does not require scheduling the manual backups regularly. The core idea behind Native Data Protection is the combined use of Exchange 2013 high availability features and features like Litigation Hold, In-Place Hold, In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Archiving to ensure complete protection of data.


Exchange 2013 VSS Writer


Exchange 2013 VSS Writer is the functionality used by backup applications to backup and restore Exchange data. VSS Writer actually facilitates Exchange backup/restore operations.


Exchange Server recovery in Active Directory


Active Directory stores all the configuration settings for Mailbox and Client Access servers. Exchange 2013 has an option /m:RecoverServer which can re-create a lost server with the help of configuration settings in Active Directory. Here is the complete method of recovering the lost exchange server using the Active Directory


  1. First of all, reset the lost server’s computer account.
  2. Install OS again and name it again (with the same name).
  3. Add the server to its original domain.
  4. Install the system requirements & prerequisites for Exchange Server 2013
  5. Open the command prompt in the server.
  6. In the Exchange 2013 installation files, run-
    Setup /m:RecoverServer /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms
  7. Check the custom settings and reconfigure them as per the previous settings.
  8. To check whether the procedure worked on not, go to Windows Services tool (services.msc) and check if the Exchange services are running or not.


Third-party Exchange Recovery tools


Many professional tools help you recover Exchange data. They restore mailboxes and public folders from offline Exchange database file to PST files or destinations like Exchange Server or Office 365.  One excellent tool you can try is Kernel for Exchange Server. This Exchange Recovery tool supports recovery from EDB files created in all the versions of Exchange. And it is one of the easiest methods for Exchange database recovery.


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If you have come across a situation where you need to find some EDB mailbox recovery techniques, then here you will find the same.

In this article, we will take you through three techniques using which you will be able to perform EDB recovery. You can select any of these methods based on your requirements.

EDB mailbox recovery techniques

Technique #1 – Using ExMerge

ExMerge is a free Microsoft tool that can be used to extract mailboxes from an EDB file. The extracted mailboxes can be saved in PST formats and then accessed using Outlook. It is a manual process that requires the access and applications of ExMerge utility.

Note: This method works with Exchange 2003 only. If you have any other version of Exchange server, then skip to technique 2 or 3.

Perform the below steps to undertake this method:

  1.  Launch ExMerge utility.
  2. Click the Next button.
  3. Select the Extract or Import (Two Step Procedure) option.
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. Select the Step 1 Extract data from an Exchange Server Mailbox option.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Enter details of your Exchange Server to establish a connection with the EDB file.
  8. Click the Next button.
  9. Now select the EDB file.
  10.  Click the Next button.
  11. Now, you need to select the mailboxes that you want to extract as PST file.
  12. Select a location to save the extracted PST files.
  13. Click the Next button.
  14. The process will start.
  15. Once this process is completed, click the Finish button.


Benefits of this EDB mailbox Recovery technique

  • Free solution
  • Effective if you have a working connection with Exchange server


Disadvantage of this process

  • Lengthy
  • Needs technical skills
  • Time-consuming
  • You may incur data loss


Technique #2 – Using Exchange Powershell

Before we take you through this technique, we would like to mention that it is a very lengthy and complicated process. So, you should consider applying this process to perform EDB recovery only when you are

  •  a technical person
  • able to access Exchange server with sufficient admin rights
  • able to access and use PowerShell
  • well aware of the results of cmdlets being executed
  • ready to incur data loss

If you are not sure about any of the above-listed pointers, then the best solution for EDB recovery is using the Technique #3 given next in this article.

Perform the below steps to apply this process for EDB recovery:

  1. Login to your mail server.
  2. Access command prompt as an administrator.
  3. Perform dirty shut down on the EDB file to be recovered. You can use the below command to perform this action:
    eseutil /mh MyExchange.edb
  4. After dirty shut down is successful, execute the below command to repair the MyExchange.edb file:
    eseutil /r E02 /l "E:\EXDB12\Exchange Server\MyExchange\Logs" /d "E:\EXDB12\Exchange Server\MyExchange\File"
  5. Now, you need to create a recovery database. To do that, execute the below command:
    New-MailboxDatabase -Server mail01 -Name RDB1 -Recovery -EdbFilePath "E:\EXDB12\Exchange Server\ MyExchange\File\ MyExchange.edb" -LogFolderPath "E:\EXDB12\Exchange Server\MyExchange\Logs"
  6. Now, you need to mount the recovery database. To mount the database, execute the below command:
    Mount-Database RDB1
  7. Access the Exchange PowerShell and execute the below command to get a list of the mailboxes available in the EDB file:
    Get-MailboxStatistics -Database RDB1 | fl –auto
  8. Now, you need to restore these mailboxes on an existing Exchange Server. You can do this by executing the below command:
    New-MailboxRestoreRequest -SourceDatabase RDB1 -SourceStoreMailbox "Nav, S" -TargetMailbox newnavS –AllowLegacyDNMismatch
     In the above command, Nav, S is the name of the old mailbox that you will replace the newnavs, which is the name of the new mailbox.
  9. After the above command is executed, you need to check if the process has been completed successfully or failed. You can do that by executing the below command:
    Get-MailboxRestoreRequest
  10. If you see the status as completed after executing the command in step 9, then run the below command to remove the restore request:
    Get-MailboxRestoreRequest -Status Completed | Remove-MailboxRestoreRequest
  11. Now, you can export the restored mailbox to a PST file by running the below command:
    New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox navs -FilePath //loc/PST/navs.pst
  12. Now, again check the status of this command by executing the below command:
    Get-MailboxRestoreRequest
  13. If the status is completed, execute the below command:
    Get-mailboxexportrequest –status completed | remove-mailboxexportrequest
  14. Now, you can delete the original mailbox from which the PST is created by executing the below command:
    Disable-Mailbox navs@xyz.com
  15. Now, delete the recovery database by executing the below command on Exchange PowerShell:
    Remove-MailboxDatabase -Identity “RDB1”


Benefits of this technique to perform EDB recovery

  • Free technique
  • Works if executed properly


Disadvantages of this method

  • Complex
  • Lengthy
  • Chances of data loss are high
  • Time consuming
  • Strong knowledge of using PowerShell is must


Technique #3 – Using a Third-party tool

The best among all EDB mailbox recovery techniques is the use of a third-party application that has been specifically designed and developed to reduce your work as an administrator when it comes to deal with Exchange database recovery.

There are many tools available that can help you with EDB mailbox recovery, but one of the best tools is Kernel for Exchange Recovery.

Why Kernel for Exchange Recovery stands among the top tools:

  • Easy to use
  • Works fast
  • Works well even on badly damaged EDB file
  • Works with encrypted EDB files
  • No size limit
  • Delivers satisfied results
  • No technical skills required
  • No need to execute any command
  •  No data loss
  • Multiple saving options
  • Free trial version is available as well
  • No change to the original EDB file
  • Supports all versions of Exchange server including 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016


Conclusion
In this article, we have disclosed three EDB mailbox recovery techniques. Two of these solutions are manual demanding server level expertise. And, the last one is automated technique that just wants you to select the EDB file, and the rest of the process can be completed in just a few clicks. So, the decision is yours whether you want to take a long journey or want to save your time and data as well with a professional, high-advanced Exchange recovery tool.

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With so many activities to perform, Exchange administrators are always busy in organizations. If everything, including Exchange Servers, Outlook clients, and Office 365 accounts work without any issues, they can sit and relax. But unfortunately, it is not the scenario in most of the organizations. However, this situation can be improved very much if they try a competent recovery-cum-migration solution in their Exchange environment – Kernel Exchange Suite.


Kernel for Exchange Server – a multifaceted solution for almost all Exchange needs


Kernel Exchange Suite can resolve all the Exchange related issues. If you have this too, you do not need to use different tools for the file recovery (EDB, OST, & PST) and migrations (Office 365 & Exchange). 


  • EDB recovery & migration
  • OST conversion & saving in Exchange/Office 365
  • PST file recovery to various destinations
  • Exchange & Office 365 migrations
  • Exchange backup extractions


When to use Kernel Exchange Suite


Kernel Exchange Suite is a multi-purpose tool for handling various requirements related to Exchange Server, offline EDB files, OST files, Outlook PST files, and Office 365 (Exchange Online). It has many features that are extremely useful for Exchange administrators.


  • EDB & PST File Recovery: This suite can easily recover mailboxes and public folders form EDB files. Also, it recovers emails, calendar, contacts, appointments, lost & deleted emails, etc.from PST files. The recovered data can be saved to Outlook PST files and destinations like Exchange/Office 365. Also, individual emails can be saved to MSG/EML formats.
  • OST to PST Conversion: Exchange OST files residing on user systems is a valuable source of user mailbox data after Exchange crashes and disasters. This suite helps you convert OST files to PST files or to import them directly to Exchange/Office 365. And specific OST items can be retrieved to EML, MSG, file formats.
  • Exchange and Office 365 migrations: By using this suite, you can easily migrate your single or multiple mailboxes to Exchange Server or Office 365. Both the source and the destination data can be viewed on the software console to drag & drop or copy & paste the required data. 
  • Exchange back up extraction: This suite helps to extract your Exchange backups from NT Backup and HP Backup and then restore that to hard disk or you can migrate that into Exchange Server.


Important features of Kernel Exchange Suite


Kernel Exchange Suite provides you many advanced facilities and options for every Exchange related task you have to perform. Unlike the manual methods, all the tasks are performed from a user-friendly interface. Administrators can just glance through the software interface, read the instructions, and choose the options the require, and proceed with the recovery/migration operation.


OST to PST Conversion


This suite can recover mailbox data from OST files (even if damaged or inaccessible) to Outlook PST files. It can recover deleted items too. The OST data can be saved to a new PST file or to an already existing PST file. 


  • Displays the source OST file and destination PST file on the software interface
  • Allows to copy mailbox folders or messages from OST file and paste them into PST folder hierarchy.
  • Copies subfolders and creates a hierarchy in PST file as in the OST file.
  • Filters mailbox data by date range (by specifying a date range).



PST file recovery


Kernel Exchange Suite helps users to fix Outlook issues and PST file corruption issues. It can recover mailbox data from corrupted PST files and save to PST files, Live Exchange, or Office 365 account. 


  • Repairs PST files of all versions of Outlook
  • Before saving, filters mailbox data by date range
  • Allows creating a new Unicode PST file.
  • Imports PST data to Exchange Server and Office 365



EDB recovery and migration


This suite restores EDB data to Outlook PST files without any loss. During recovery, it maintains data integrity as well as the hierarchy within the mailboxes. It also allows users to export their EDB mailboxes to Office 365 accounts and to Live Exchange Server. 


  • Restores EDB mailboxes and public folders to Outlook PST files
  • Splits PST files after the specified size to save the data in multiple PST files
  • Saves EDB mailboxes to Live Exchange Server and Office 365
  • Facilitates selective migration by filtering EDB mailboxes by Item Type & date range
  • Creates operation logs with the details of EDB recovery process



Exchange and Office 365 migrations


Kernel Exchange Suite facilitates migration of single or multiple mailboxes between different Exchange Servers and Office 365 accounts. With this tool, migration is just a copy/paste or drag/drop affair (from the source Exchange/Office 365 to destination Exchange/Office 365).


  • Supports Office 365 & all Exchange versions at the source/destination ends of the migration
  • Administrator can copy mailboxes and paste them to the destination
  • Maps mailboxes between the source and destination for smooth migration
  • Can create new mailboxes in the target from the software interface itself
  • Support all versions of Exchange Server



Kernel Exchange Suite functions as a combination of 4 essential tool for Exchange administrators. It supports EDB files, PST files, OST files, live Exchange, & Office 365 at the source end and EDB files, PST files, live Exchange, & Office 365 at the destination end of recovery/migration operations. So you do not need to use different tools for recovery of EDB, OST, & PST files and Exchange/Office 365 migrations. It is a reliable tool for all Exchange related activities.

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Stellar Exchange Toolkit allows users:

To repair corrupt EDB files
To extract mailboxes  from EDB files
To extract mailboxes from corrupt BKF files
To convert OST file to PST
To Reset Windows Server Password Recovery

For more information about software features, please check this link: https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/30936/A-one-stop-solution-for-all-MS-Exchange-Server-issues-from-Stellar-Data-Recovery.html
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Nicely explained...!  I recommend you OST to PST converter tool because earlier I use OST to PST converter software which can convert OST to PST in just no time with less effort and accuracy.
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If something goes wrong with Exchange, your IT resources are in trouble.All Exchange server migration processes are not designed to be identical and though migrating email from on-premises Exchange mailbox to Cloud’s Office 365 is relatively simple and straight-forward, especially when you have planned your activities well; you might encounter some complexities in the process. As a result, you have to put in more than required efforts.This article guides you through the pros and cons of using the right method to export Exchange mailboxes to Office 365.

Based upon the network connectivity, Firewall rule setting, and other similar IT-infrastructure setup, you have to decide amongst the possible migration routes from on-premises mailing system to cloud. Migration also depends on the number of users to be moved to cloud, available skill set and availability of IT resources, and time needed to move the boxes. All these factors cumulatively help you choose the right migration tool for safe and fast completion of the process.

Based the requirement, we have classified the manual methods into the following:

Cutover Migration

Migrate all your mailboxes at the same time and ensure success with cutover migration. This method work best when

1.Migration involves less than 2000 mailboxes.

2.Time is a constraint and mailbox movement is to be done as quickly as possible

Cutover migration is works fast but this method may pose considerable challenges when bulky-mailboxes are moved. If users try to move mailboxes of excessively large size, it may take an unacceptable amount of time for complete migration. The easy-to-go method has limitations and these can be overcome provided the organization has competence to troubleshoot and resolve Exchange-related issues.

Hybrid Exchange Deployment

This method integrates the on premise Exchange environment with Office 365. Move your mailboxes gradually and in series over a period of time with hybrid exchange deployment. Hybrid Exchange as the name suggests maintains a mix of on-premises Exchange and Office 365 email users and integrates the two for unified Exchange environment.

This is one of the most convenient methods as users can access mailboxes both online and offline with same login credentials and administrators have access to manage and have full control on security of passwords policies through Active Directory. Reason being servers used to manage password policies are deployed on-premises.

Staged Migration

Move the mailboxes in batches when you have:

1.To move more than 2000 mailboxes and

2.Time required to move mailboxes in not enough

Staged migration may sound similar to Hybrid Exchange but the difference is that users can’t manage their mailboxes online as well as offline. Secondly, the duration of co-existence of two environments – On-premises Exchange and Cloud is very small. Contrary to the Hybrid environment, staged migration involves moving the mailboxes to Cloud Office 365 in so much time that IT resources do not have to integrate and manage two environments, separately.

IMAP Migration

A little variation in migration environment – IMAP is compatible for migrating non-Exchange environment to cloud Office 365. Generally, this method is adopted to move mailboxes from outdated Exchange server like version 2000 and similar. Though this method is beneficial for the outdated Exchange versions, its migration capacity is limited to Emails only. Users cannot access their Calendar entries, contacts, journals and other related information with the switch to Office 365 with IMAP.

If you are ready to conciliate with your data transfer, opt for IMAP migration.

Third Party Tools

As the name suggests, this method of migration involves migrating mailboxes from platforms like Novel GroupWise or IBM lotus Notes or others to Office365. Vast number of third-party tools are available in the market to help migrate mailboxes to Exchange online. Choose the right method of migration basis the reviews and surveys.

Microsoft support

Moving Exchange to Office 365 is not easy. Keeping in view, Microsoft has come up with support tools to let you decide the right method of migration and conclude migrating with ease.

1.Exchange Server Deployment Assistant: Integrating the hybrid deployment of on-premises Exchange with mailboxes in Cloud may require additional resources. For this reason, Microsoft has released Exchange Server Deployment Assistant tool for this rich-coexistence scenario.Valid for Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016, Exchange Server Deployment Assistant asks you a set of questions about your current mailbox environment and the requirements. On this basis, it creates a custom checklist and procedures for simplified deployment.

Note: Exchange Server Deployment Assistant assists in migrating non-hybrid on premise Exchange to Office 365 also.


2.Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool: This Support and Recovery Assistant is relatively new to help fix issues related to Office 365 Apps and services. Even after migrating mailboxes, users may face problems with account setup, connectivity and password and in extreme cases Outlook stops responding. Remote Connectivity Analyzer identifies the root cause of the existing problems and suggest an appropriate solution.

You have the understanding of your on premise Exchange environment and you are mindful of your requirements. Now that you are aware of all the manual methods and their advantages and limitations, you must be in the position to choose the right migration method for available Exchange environment.

Exporting Exchange mailboxes to Office 365 may not be as expected, and support and troubleshoot needs time and effort. It is always good to take the help of migration tools like Stellar EDB to PST Converter.

Why Stellar EDB to PST Converter?

Stellar tool is an Exchange Migrator to help you export offline Exchange mailboxes to Office 365 and foregoes the manual process of reconfiguring users on Exchange. The three step process

1.Select Offline Users

2.Preview scanned mailboxes

3.Enter Credentials and Export to Office 365.

ServerConsole.exe grants full mailbox rights to disconnected mailbox.

Explanation with screenshots:

Step 1: Select Offline EDB. From the Homepage, select Offline EDB. Alternately, find the EDB file from the parent folder. Select the right EDB file from drop-down menu. Click on start button

Step 2: Progress bar is displayed showing the progress of file-scanning


Step 3: A preview of the file is displayed in tree-format. Left pane describes mailbox details, middle pane is about mailbox components and right pane is the description of selected mailbox entry.

Step 4: Select Office 365 from the available options and export mailbox data to Office 365

Step 5: Enter the Login credentials for Office365 to exported selected mailbox folders:

Step 6: Selected Exchange Mailboxes are exported to Office 365 with Stellar EDB to PST Converter. 

The Conclusion

Exchange mailbox Migration to Office 365 is a good decision but this should not be done in haste. Analyze the migration-options, comprehend your Exchange environment and select the right method of migration. However, it is a difficult task. To execute such important task, Exchange Administrators need to select but the best and Stellar EDB to PST converter is the finest mailbox migrating tool. It helps you scan your files, displays the preview of the available mailboxes and maintains originality even after exporting mailboxes. And above all facilitates smooth uninterrupted migration. 

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As much as Microsoft wants to kill off PST file support, just as they tried to do with public folders, there are still times when it is useful or downright necessary to export Exchange mailboxes to PST files.


Thankfully, it is still possible to export mailboxes to PST from within the EAC (Exchange Admin Centre) if you are willing to jump through a few hoops. The basic process for exporting mailboxes is,


  1. Create a share to export to
  2. Assign yourself import / export permissions
  3. Export the mailbox


1. Creating a share


As exchange is now mostly managed through a web interface rather than a console you need to setup a share to export these PST files to. It’s up to you where you place this share but make sure:


  • There is enough space for the PST files
  • The Exchange server can access to the share
  • Clean it up after


So, let’s create a share, call it EXUtil$, share it with everyone, full control. For your NTFS Permissions make sure that the Exchange Trusted Subsystem object has full control. 



As a quick test just make sure you can browse to the share from the exchange server and that there are no networking issues stopping you.



2. Import / Export Permissions


Even if you are already a Domain / Enterprise admin you won’t have access to export to PST by default. To set give yourself the correct permissions


  1. Open the Exchange Admin Centre (EAC)
  2. Click Permissions from the left-hand side
  3. Select Admin roles from the top
  4. Click Organization Management from the list
  5. Click the Pencil to edit
  6. Add a member and select the user you wish to give permissions
  7. Click on OK


3. Exporting the mailbox data to PST


First, make sure that you are logged into EAC as the user that you just gave import / export permissions to. Now we need to find the user who we are going to be exporting to PST, click the ellipses (the 3 dots) next to that user and select Export to a PST file from the drop down. 



Now you have an option to export the contents of the mailbox or the contents of the archive. Select the one you want, if you want both you will have to submit two separate jobs. 



Next fill in the path of the share that you created before, also give the PST file a name. 



And finally, select a user whom you wish to notify when the job completes. 



You will be notified when the job starts, completes or fails



Once the job has finished the PST file will appear in the share that you created!


The manual Exchange Recovery process is so complicated that only a technical expert who was worked extensively on Exchange server can perform the whole procedure. A normal user will find this method quite hard to follow and that is where Exchange Recovery tool comes to the rescue. It is specially developed to assist user in performing EDB to PST conversion within minutes. It has a highly user friendly GUI which make even a novice Exchange user to complete whole procedure in three simple steps.

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Expert Comment

by:Olaf Burch
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Completely helpful manual solution to export Exchange 2013 EDB mailbox to Outlook PST and users can take advantage from this article. If any case your problem does not solve then you can try third party tools like https://www.datarepairtools.com/edb-to-pst-converter.html
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by:Justin Morris
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EDB to PST Converter repairs corrupt or damaged Exchange EDB files and restores the mailboxes into Outlook PST file. You can easily view Mailbox data from the PST files using MS Outlook application. It supports MS Exchange Server Recovery for 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 corrupt and unmounted database.
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by:Michael foran
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D,not worry if your EDB file got corrupted due to some reason I would suggest you must download Exchange Server Recovery from my site which successfully recover damage EDB file from exchange server and convert them into PST file and other new readable formats like MSG, EML, vCard, vCal, MBOX and EMLX and vCard with accurate data.  It shows its user preview of recovered mailboxes before conversion. It well works on all Exchange server versions 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

More details visit:  free Exchange EDB Recovery tool
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by:Maryta yllors
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When aforementioned situation occurs, try this EDB to PST Converter tool is a best option to recover or repair data from corrupted exchange edb file and restore/rebuild them in working pst file.It also allow you to save individual items to MSG, EML, RTF, HTML and TXT files.It support recovers emails from Priv1.edb and Pub.edb files.
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by:Puneet Bhatt
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Yup, for all such Exchange EDB to PST file conversion cause, one can use EDB to PST Converter tool. It can repair and migrate Exchange EDB file to Outlook PST, Live Exchange Server or Office 365 and support all Exchange & Outlook versions.
Have a look @ https://www.datarepairtools.com/edb-to-pst-converter.html
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