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Uploading from OST to Exchange server RRS feed

  • Question

  • So our exchange server got corrupted and now it has lost 3-4 days of emails.
    People still have their emails in their local cached OST files.

    How can we upload the files in the OST to exchange so that it is complete.
    Is there 3rd party software that can achieve this or something in Outlook??

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 3:28 AM

Answers

  • Have users copy the OST content to PSTs before connecting to the server.  Don't connect the OSTs to a new database or you'll lose all the data.

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

    • Marked as answer by Andy DavidMVP Wednesday, October 31, 2018 1:27 PM
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 6:42 AM

All replies

  • Have users copy the OST content to PSTs before connecting to the server.  Don't connect the OSTs to a new database or you'll lose all the data.

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

    • Marked as answer by Andy DavidMVP Wednesday, October 31, 2018 1:27 PM
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 6:42 AM
  • You don't need any software.  Simply drag and drop all messages from the OST to the PST in Outlook.  Consider it an opportunity to purge stuff no longer needed.

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

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 7:29 PM
  • this has already happened to a few people without cache turned on. the reset so far have been fine.  We plan on getting everyone to export the 3 days mail to pst then import back but was wondering if there was an easier way given the 500 users.
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:12 PM
  • It's hard because the OSTs are on 500 or so machines.  It's possible you could deploy a program or script to do it for everyone but that would likely take a lot longer than giving instructions to the 500 people and letting each one recover what they can.

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

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:45 PM
  • GainTools OST to PST Converter Utility users can effortlessly and consistently export OST data into Outlook PST file format. This software separately competent to determination all hitches and it appearances the preview of transfer mailbox then store the data into PST file. The users can store their data into EML, EMLX, MBOX, vCal, vCard and MSG separately from PST. It is well-matched to do the migration of OST to Outlook in the deficiency of MS Outlook installation.

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:53 AM