Microsoft Exchange Servers have gained unrivaled popularity in corporate establishments. Thanks to their advanced features and high-end security enhancements, they are widely used by both small and large organization for business communication purposes. The Exchange Server helps in collaborating business communication and stores all the precious business data including emails, notes, drafts, calendar entries, contacts, tasks, To-do lists, etc. All the user mailbox content in the Exchange server is stored in a database file called EDB.
At times it happens that due to some problem with network connectivity, connection of the MS Exchange Server is unavailable. This may happen due to a number of reasons, such as sudden power failure, network issues, or regular maintenance or update of Exchange. During the times of unavailability of Exchange Server, the user is not able to access his/her mailbox. In case of urgent need of data, the need to have access to user mailboxes even in the absence of Exchange connection was felt.
This can be achieved through EDB to PST conversion. By converting from EDB to PST, user can get access to all important mailbox data, such as emails, contacts, notes, attachments, tasks, etc. To help you with easy EDB PST conversion, Microsoft has provided inbuilt utilities:
- ExMerge – for Exchange 2003, 2000 and 5.5
- Export-Mailbox – for Exchange 2007, 2010 and 2013
Both these utilities can successfully perform EDB PST conversion. However, these utilities are only compatible with few versions of Outlook Exchange and have certain limitations. In addition to being complex for a novice user, another major drawback is that this utility is unable to perform online EDB PST conversion. Moreover, with the older versions of Exchange (prior to 2007), the utility can only extract PST files of maximum 2 GB size.
All these limitations gave rise to the need of using simpler, commercial third party conversion software. A plethora of EDB PST conversion software is available online. An efficient convertor is the one that can effortlessly convert EDB data into PST data for every version of Outlook Exchange.
With the help of a EDB PST conversion software, you can convert the data in MS Exchange database usable in Outlook PST file. So whether the connectivity to Exchange Server is available or unavailable, you can have seamless access to all your emails by converting from EDB to PST using a reliable third party conversion software.