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  • Question

  • My EDB file become inaccessible due to unexpected virus attack.

    Can someone suggest me that how do I convert EDB into PST file?
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:49 AM

Answers

  • Option 1) Move the database to a working server.

     

    The Exchange 2010 database is portable within an organisation, so you can copy it to another server and mount it. After that you can either re-point the users to the mailbox on the new server or extract the data. You could build an additional server for this purpose on a temporary or permanent basis.

     

    Option 2) If Exchange is virtualised.

     

    You could try backing up the server with the free version of Veeam for Hyper-V and VMware, which includes the ability to export individual items from Exchange.

     

    Altaro also has a free edition of its Hyper-V backup software (2 vm's) which includes item level recovery of Exchange items.

     

    If your host is not in a VM, you could convert it to a virtual machine and then run the backup. This would take time of course. I am assuming that your Exchange server is not a DC, it if is a DC then do not do a p2v unless you strictly ensure that the VM is brought up disconnected from your network. This will avoid the p2v'd DC corrupting your Active Directory (with the Update Sequence Number (USN) problem ).

     

    With your Exchange server being in a mess, I can't tell you if these free tools will work properly with Exchange.

     

    Option 3) Use a conversion tool EDB to PST Converter Kit you may get it from:-

    http://www.edbtopstconverter.converterkits/

     

    Also you may visit following non-commercial resource for more helpful information:

    http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/conversion/conversion-aa/convert-edb-to-pst/378-%E2%80%8Brecover-data-from-an-edb-2007-on-a-new-domain-or-to-pst-file
    • Marked as answer by KennethJohnson Monday, October 27, 2014 11:08 PM
    Monday, October 27, 2014 3:48 AM

All replies

  • Exchange Server 2007 database portability feature allows a mailbox database to be mounted on any server in the same organization. If the organization is the same, you may try to use this feature to restore the mailbox data.

    First take a copy of the EDB file and check it is in clean shutdown state using the below command. If not in clean shutdown state repair the EDB file to make it cleanshutdown state.

    eseutil /mh "D:\mailboxfolder\mailboxdatabase.edb"

    Detailed steps to repair the EDB.
    1.http://alexvoropaev.jimdo.com/my-articles/exchange/repair-exchange-db-after-dirty-shutdown/
    2. http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspfe/archive/2012/09/06/why-exchange-databases-might-remain-dirty-after-eseutil-r-recovery.aspx

    How to Restore a Mailbox Database to a New Server with Database Portability

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998340(EXCHG.80).aspx

     

    Database Portability

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123954(EXCHG.80).aspx

     

    You also could consider third party solutions in the current situation. Thanks,


    Thanks, MAS
    Please mark as helpful if you find my comment helpful or as an answer if it does answer your question. That will encourage me - and others - to take time out to help you.

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:35 AM
  • Try Exchange Database Recovery software and resolve the most intermittent problems concerning EDB file corruption. This software also convert EDB data in PST, MSG and EML formats. This software supports MS Exchange Server 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003.

    More info:  http://www.edbmails.com
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:49 AM
  • I would recommend you to download freeware edition of Exchange Mailbox Recovery tool and check out their all functions with export 25 items per folder free of cost and if you satisfied with freeware then buy this tool for unlimited data recovery and conversion at same time without any trouble. Have a look at this tool http://www.filerepairtools.com/convert-edb-to-pst.html

    VENDOR SHILL!

    Exchange Mailbox Recovery tool must be a big pile of steaming crap for them to pose as customers to give phony testimonials.  Consider that before clicking on any links.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!


    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Presently many software is available in online marketing but I suggest best application name is Enstella EDB to PST Converter Software which has ability to solve your query that how to convert EDB File to PST File. By using this tool you can carefully convert unlimited EDB Mailboxes File into PST / EML/ MSG and more format including with all elements like as:-  attachment, appointment, properties, calendar, junk mails , journal etc. You need to store selective EDB Emails, so you can choice emails filtering option thereby you can convert single and multiple emails from per Exchange Mailboxes according to dates “from date” to “to date”.

    Read more information of this software so visit here: - http://convertedbtopstfreeware.blogspot.in/




    VENDOR SHILL!

    Enstella EDB to PST Converter Software must be a big pile of steaming crap for them to pose as customers to give phony testimonials.  Consider that before clicking on any links.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!


    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Take rest with Shine EDB to PST Converter software for complete solution and edb converter tool give fantastic recovery steps and features for convert EDB to PST free with free edb to pst recovery demo of the software, when you satisfied with the software conversion then you can go with complete and full version of the EDB to PST file converter program. Shine EDB to PST Converter software fully supported all version of MS Exchange server upto 2016.

    Get more info:- http://www.shinerecovery.com/


    VENDOR SHILL!

    Shine EDB to PST Converter software must be a big pile of steaming crap for them to pose as customers to give phony testimonials.  Consider that before clicking on any links.



    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:16 PM
    Moderator
  • Try Exchange Database Recovery software and resolve the most intermittent problems concerning EDB file corruption. This software also convert EDB data in PST, MSG and EML formats. This software supports MS Exchange Server 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003.

    More info:  http://www.edbmails.com

    VENDOR SHILL!

    Exchange Database Recovery software must be a big pile of steaming crap for them to pose as customers to give phony testimonials.  Consider that before clicking on any links.



    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:17 PM
    Moderator
  • Sandy, you are aware that Kenneth posted this query over five years ago and is probably not paying attention anymore since the vendor shills have taken over the thread.

    Further Exmerge requires that the database be mounted, but Kenneth says that the database is inaccessible.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:56 AM
    Moderator
  • If you are not able to access your EDB files due to any reason then, you can try Bitdataconversion EDB to PST converter tool for an instant solution. The tool can recover your corrupted and inaccessible files with easy steps.
    For more information click here: http://www.bitdataconversion.com/edb-to-pst-converter.html

    VENDOR SHILL!

    Bitdataconversion EDB to PST converter tool must be a big pile of steaming crap for them to pose as customers to give phony testimonials.  Consider that before clicking on any links.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:40 PM
    Moderator