Keeping a large number of emails in mailboxes increases the database size ultimately. This forces users to look for some tricks and techniques to manage the Exchange data. One of the techniques is archiving used in Exchange Server which moves the old or not-so-important emails to a separate location. It generally archives that data to a new secondary mailbox namely archive mailbox which is connected with the user mailbox.
Exchange users can take benefits of archiving the Exchange data in the following ways:
You can create archive mailboxes using the Exchange admin center or Exchange Management Shell. The Exchange Admin Center feature in the Exchange Server allows to archive the user mailboxes easily. Follow the given instructions to archive the Exchange mailboxes.
If you want to enable archive to more than one mailbox, select the multiple user mailboxes keeping CTRL key pressed and click More options on the right pane. Click the Enable option under the Archive section.
Alternately, run this cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell to enable archive for a particular user mailbox.
Enable-Mailbox “User mailbox name” -Archive
You can also enable the archive option while creating a new mailbox in Exchange Server. Open the Exchange Admin Center in your Exchange Server. Go to Recipients > Mailboxes. Click + icon to add a new mailbox.
In the opened new user mailbox page, enter the required credentials, choose the mailbox database and also select the checkbox to create an on-premises archive mailbox for this new user. Finally, save the settings.
Alternatives to archiving
There are some situations in which Exchange administrators want to back up some mailboxes or a few mailbox items to PST files. If you also want to back up mailboxes or specific emails from Exchange mailboxes, then try Kernel for Exchange Server recovery software which helps in taking a backup of the required emails to Outlook PST files. The software incorporates quite a simple user-interface to carry out the process in a few simple steps. Let us understand its process through the steps.
Therefore, you have understood how easy it is to back up mailboxes and emails from Exchange databases to PST files with the EDB to PST Converter. The software deals with highly corrupted EDB files as well. So, give the tool a try if you want to back up both corrupted as well as healthy Exchange database files.