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Techniques to Extract Mailbox from EDB to PST- SysInspire Solution

Through this guide I am going to give you the techniques that will help you to extract mailbox from EDB to PST. We also discuss the pros and cons of the techniques mentioned in this post.

In the older versions of the Exchange server such as Microsoft Exchange 2007 the users can easily save its mailboxes because of the storage groups. But after the update of Microsoft Exchange 2010 the databases take the place of the storage group.

And if the users need to obtain the EDB data they need to extract PST from EDB. This process helps the users to keep the backup of EDB file database and to free up some space from the Exchange mailboxes.

So lets take a look on how you can convert EDB mailbox to PST with the help of techniques mentioned below.

Quick Solution to Extract Mailbox from EDB to PST

  • Download SysInspire EDB to PST Converter software which supports to convert EDB file to PST with all Exchange mailboxes items.
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Techniques to Export Mailbox from EDB to PST

So here we listed both the manual and automated solution which help you to export PST from EDB file:-

  • Using Ex-Merge Utility to export EDB to PST
  • Convert EDB to PST with Exchange Management Shell commands
  • Automated Solution- Using SysInspire EDB to PST tool

Technique No.1- Using Ex-Merge Utility to Export EDB to PST

This utility is provided by Microsoft to export EDB mailboxes in PST format. But remember this method only work with the older versions of Exchange. You can download this tool from the provided link.

Working of the Ex-Merge Utility

  • Install the Ex-Merge utility and open it > Next
  • In the next window choose the Two-step procedure option and tap next
  • Click on the Extract data from an Exchange Server Mailbox available option > next
  • Now enter all the required information and press next
  • Under the Data Selection Criteria window tap on Import Procedure > Archive data to target store > OK
  • Here you need to choose the mailboxes of EDB that you like to export and click next
  • Now give the location to save the PST file > next to start the process
  • Just click finish. Now you successfully extract EDB to PST.

Technique No.2- Convert EDB to PST with Exchange Management Shell Commands

You need an expert knowledge to perform this method, And it works only with Exchange 2007 and lower versions. Follow each steps carefully to convert EDB file to PST.

Working Steps

  • Put this command that will give you the preview of all mailboxes in the Exchange
    • serverGet-MailboxStatistics -Database <DatabaseName>
  • This command extract EDB file to PST
    • New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox <MailboxName> -FilePath \\ExchangeBackup\PST\MailboxName.PST (make sure destination folder must be a shared folder)
  • Enter this command it will help you to view the status of the mailbox export request
    • Get-MailboxExportRequest

Limitations of the Manual Technique

  • Higher possibilities of losing data
  • Supports older version of the Exchange
  • Takes a lot of time and also very complicated
  • Expert knowledge need to perform these steps

Hence these are the two manual techniques that you can use to export EDB files into PST format. But as you can see to perform the steps of these techniques is very complicated for many users. Keeping this thing in mind we have the best alternate solution available for the users is to use SysInspire EDB to PST Converter.

Automated Solution- Using SysInspire EDB to PST tool

Try this SysInspire Free EDB to PST Converter software that will quickly export EDB file data into working PST format. This software has a free demo version for all the users that supports converting up to 25 mailbox items from the EDB file.

download tool to Extract Mailbox from EDB to PST

In the premium version of the tool, users can restore unlimited elements of EDB mailboxes like calendars, contacts, tasks, subjects, etc. Even it has the splitting feature to reduce the large recovered PST file into multiple small PST files. The software supports all versions of Exchange Server and MS Outlook from 97 to 2016.


In this guide, we discussed the manual and automated approached to extract Mailbox from EDB to PST. Also, we listed the limitations that you can face with the manual approach. So it is better to go with the best SysInspire EDB to PST Converter software which is very convenient for every user. This software has a user-friendly interface so any non-skilled person can operate this tool.

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