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RSG - Export mailbox as PST RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've exported mailboxes to PST with Exchange 2007 before -- It has to be done from Powershell and a 32-bit system.

    But how do I dump a mailbox from a RSG to a PST? Is it even possible with Exchange 2007?

    Thanks!

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 6:14 PM

Answers

  • You can try to use ExMerge, while not supported it will work or check out Lucid8's DigiScope http://www.lucid8.com/product/digiscope.asp which will allow you to open an Offline Exchange database  so that you can Browse, Search, Export Mailboxes, Folders and Individual items to PST, MSG & XML or  you can use DigiScope to migrate the data directly from the offline Exchange database into a Production Exchange server and can even do cross version migrations i.e. 2003 --> 2010 etc
    • Marked as answer by crunch70 Thursday, April 5, 2012 7:40 PM
    Thursday, April 5, 2012 7:24 PM
  • But how do I dump a mailbox from a RSG to a PST? Is it even possible with Exchange 2007?

    Hi crunch70,

    You cannot export data to a .pst file from a mailbox that is in a recovery storage group (RSG).

    Mailboxes that are in a database that has been mounted in an RSG cannot be connected to Active Directory directory service accounts. These mailboxes have to be merged into existing mailboxes, or copied to a folder in an existing mailbox.

    For more information, please see:

    How to Export Mailbox Data

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266964(v=exchg.80).aspx

    Understanding Recovery Storage Groups

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124039(v=exchg.80).aspx

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Frank Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Friday, May 4, 2012 8:29 AM
    Monday, April 9, 2012 3:12 AM

All replies

  • You can try to use ExMerge, while not supported it will work or check out Lucid8's DigiScope http://www.lucid8.com/product/digiscope.asp which will allow you to open an Offline Exchange database  so that you can Browse, Search, Export Mailboxes, Folders and Individual items to PST, MSG & XML or  you can use DigiScope to migrate the data directly from the offline Exchange database into a Production Exchange server and can even do cross version migrations i.e. 2003 --> 2010 etc
    • Marked as answer by crunch70 Thursday, April 5, 2012 7:40 PM
    Thursday, April 5, 2012 7:24 PM
  • Gotcha -- Thanks but this is for a client. I have no access to a 32-bit environment on their network nor is spending $$ for this an option.

    Thanks!

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 7:41 PM
  • But how do I dump a mailbox from a RSG to a PST? Is it even possible with Exchange 2007?

    Hi crunch70,

    You cannot export data to a .pst file from a mailbox that is in a recovery storage group (RSG).

    Mailboxes that are in a database that has been mounted in an RSG cannot be connected to Active Directory directory service accounts. These mailboxes have to be merged into existing mailboxes, or copied to a folder in an existing mailbox.

    For more information, please see:

    How to Export Mailbox Data

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266964(v=exchg.80).aspx

    Understanding Recovery Storage Groups

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124039(v=exchg.80).aspx

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Frank Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Friday, May 4, 2012 8:29 AM
    Monday, April 9, 2012 3:12 AM