Need and Process for Converting EDB to PST
An EDB file can get corrupt or damaged due to varied reasons, such as improper server shutdown, virus contamination, physical damage of storage media, etc. At a time like this, when Exchange Server database gets corrupted, users are unable to access their emails, calendar, contacts, and other information from MS Outlook. This can create problems as the communication channel is at halt and this might result in delay of projects set on deadlines. Hence, the most important question for administrators here is how they can restart communication as early as possible.
You can use Kernel for Exchange Server which quickly converts EDB to PST file format (Unlike ExMerge or Import-Mailbox utilities, it does not need a running exchange server). Owing to this feature of Kernel for Exchange Server, users can easily repair corrupt, damaged or inaccessible data from EDB files and save them into PST format, so that you can access the information directly with MS Outlook ( 32bit/ 64bit ) 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000 or 97. Also, you can save the recovered mailboxes to a Production Exchange Server.
When you launch Kernel for Exchange Server, the software asks you to provide the link to EDB database file:
Note: All versions of MS Exchange are supported, i.e., MS Exchange Server 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000 and 5.5
Kernel for Exchange Server recovery offers its users, two robust recovery modes namely- Standard Mode and Advanced Mode.
Select Standard Scan which is the fastest mode and helps you extract user mailbox from corrupt EDB database. This mode helps you save the recovered data in .PST file format or to export it to a Live Exchange Server.
Select Advanced Scan to extract mailbox data from severely corrupt EDB database and save the recovered data in .PST file format or to export it to a Production Exchange Server. Use this mode, when the previous mode fails to recover the user mailbox data.
After you select from any of the recovery modes, the software will display the user mailboxes in a tree-like structure. Click on any of the user mailbox and its folder to preview of its data:
Simply select the mailboxes that you wish to export to PST and select the location on file system where you want to save the user mailboxes in .PST format (also, you have the option to export them to Live Exchange Server). You can optimize the recovery process by configuring various settings:
After the EDB data is successfully exported into PST file, you can use the 'generate reports' feature to check the recovery status and success from the destination folder.
Kernel for Exchange Server is the ideal tool for recovery of EDB databases and to convert them to .PST files, which can be accessed in MS Outlook. Also, one can migrate the recovered EDB mailboxes directly to a Production Exchange Server. For checking the features and functionality of EDB to PST, you can download the free to evaluate version of the software and get a fair idea of its working.