Export Mailbox From EDB Exchange 2010 To PST File Format

Nowadays most of the Exchange users export mailbox from EDB Exchange 2010 to the Outlook data file for backup and storage purpose because from 13th October 2020 Microsoft end the support of Exchange Server 2010. That means they will no longer provide support like – bug fixes, security fixes, technical support, time zone updates, and much more.

In addition to this, they told users to migrate their Exchange 2010 data to the higher version of Exchange Server and Office 365 platform. Also, users are exporting their data to the Outlook PST file to keep their mailbox data safe and secure for future use.

That’s why it is important to export all Exchange database mailboxes to Outlook PST in the form of backup file. This way if the company or organization easily recover the data back and does not face any such problem.

Manual Method to Export Mailbox from EDB Exchange 2010 to PST File Format

There are two manual solution available which is “Exchange Admin Center” and “New-MailboxExportRequest PowerShell cmdlet” that users can use to export Exchange database mailbox to Outlook PST file but the EAC only export one mailbox at a time and here we want to export mailboxes in bulk. So, this manual solution is not feasible in this scenario. Now there is one solution left and that is Exchange PowerShell.

Export Mailbox from EDB Exchange 2010 Using PowerShell Command

This New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet applies to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2013, 2016 and above version. That means users can use this command to export any version of Exchange database mailbox to Outlook PST file but before inserting this cmdlet user have to assign Mailbox Import Export Role which allow users to export the mailboxes to the Outlook data file.

Microsoft by default doesn’t provide this permission. So, it is your duty to assign role other you won’t able to export Exchange mailboxes.

Insert the following command given below to assign Mailbox Import Export Role:

New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role “Mailbox Import Export” -User “provide_the_name_of_user”

After that, you need to create the shared folder to save the result file and provide the full control to the Exchange Trusted subsystem security group of that folder.

Now insert the cmdlet given below to export all Exchange mailboxes to PST file

$Export = Get-Mailbox
$Export|%{$_|New-MailboxExportRequest -FilePath “\\enter_unc_network_shared_path\$($_.file).pst”}

Finally all your Exchange mailboxes are successfully exported to the Outlook PST file.

Limitations Of Manual Solution

  1. Doesn’t export offline EDB mailboxes
  2. Time-consuming and prolonged solution
  3. Does not work properly with damaged or corrupted EDB mailbox
  4. Requires technical skill, hands-on experience, & in-depth knowledge to work on this method

Use Automated Wizard to Bulk Export Mailbox from Offline EDB Exchange 2010 to PST File

There are time when users have offline/dismouted Exchange database file and they need to export their mailboxes to Outlook data file. In that case the manual solution doesn’t useful. To do this users can use the EDB to PST Converter software which is used by many IT professionals, Exchange and novice users to export dismounted or offline EDB mailboxes (Private and Public) to PST file in bulk without using any command in a simplified manner. As it provides graphical interface which makes the user work easier.

In addition to it, this advanced utility offers Quick and Advance scan mode option which easily remove minimal and major corruption from Exchange database file in a hassle freeway. After recovery, users can export the recovered as well as healthy mailboxes to the Outlook PST file.

Key Features Of Automated Utility

  1. Create UNICODE PST file by default
  2. Preview mailboxes items: mails, notes, tasks, contacts, etc…
  3. Keep metadata intact & maintain original folder hierarchy
  4. Export selective mailbox data item via categories filer option
  5. Decrypt emails from Exchange database mailboxes in bulk
  6. Export Exchange data with in specified date range via date filter option
  7. Compatible with all versions of Windows OS, Exchange server, & Outlook

Working Steps to Export Mailbox from EDB Exchange 2010 to PST File

Step 1: Download, Install and Launch the software in your local machine

Step 2: Click Add file button >> As per your requirement load any version of offline/dismounted EDB file >> Click on Add button

Step 3: Preview offline EDB mailboxes & items >> Click export button

Step 4: Select Exchange database mailboxes >> Click on PST file radio button >> Select browse button to set target file location >> Click on the export button

Finally, your offline mailboxes are successfully exported to the PST file without any hassle

Bringing It All Together

However, using Exchange PowerShell command is a good option to export mailbox from EDB Exchange 2010 to PST file format. Therefore, we should keep in mind that it has its own downside too. So, to fulfill that part users can use the advanced solution which provides a reliable & efficient solution to recover, repair corrupted EDB file and export all mailboxes to Outlook data file in bulk without any hindrance. I hope that this article helps you to understand the solution use to export Exchange database mailboxes and as per the requirement users can select the method and perform the exporting of Exchange mailboxes to the Outlook PST file.

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