Although you can export mailboxes from Exchange database to PST by using the “New-MailboxExportRequest” PowerShell command, it has certain limitations, such as requires proper permissions to execute the command, lack of support for disconnected mailboxes and offline EDB, and server performance is impacted when running the command for multiple mailboxes export. To avoid such hassles, you can use an advanced EDB to PST converter tool, such as Stellar Converter for EDB.
This tool lets you export mailboxes from EDB to PST in a few simple clicks. The software works for both offline and hosted EDB files. It also allows you to export mailboxes directly to live Exchange Server or Office 365.
Stellar Converter for EDB – Key Features
Here is a list of key features that this EDB converter offers.
Offline EDB to PST Migration
Stellar Converter for EDB converts Offline EDB files to Outlook PSTs. Also, it helps to migrate EDB data directly to live Exchange Server and Office 365.
Online EDB File Conversion
This tool can also convert hosted EDB files to PSTs without any distortion of data. You can easily extract the desired mailboxes from Exchange Server and save them to PST files.
Selective Mailbox Conversion
Stellar Converter for EDB also facilitates conversion of specific mailboxes. You can select the respective mailboxes from the preview window to save them in the desired format.
Parallel Mailbox Conversion
The software utilizes parallel process technique to process multiple mailboxes at a time. It can export up to 4 mailboxes from EDB file to PST, live Exchange Server database, or Office 365. The main advantage of parallel conversion is that it significantly reduces the time to convert multiple mailboxes. However, to use this feature, your system must have some hardware specifications, such as 8 GB RAM (recommended) and x64-bit system.
Conversion In Multiple Formats
In addition to PST format, Stellar Converter for EDB also supports EDB file conversion to PDF, HTML, RTF, EML, and MSG. After you choose to save the mailboxes, you can select the format from the dropdown menu to save the desired mailboxes and other items.
Export EDB to Live Exchange or Office 365 with Automatic Mailbox Mapping
Stellar Converter for EDB seamlessly exports one or more mailboxes from offline EDB files to live Exchange Server or Office 365. All it requires is configuring Outlook Profile on the destination Exchange Server. Once done, you can then go for the “Offline EDB” option to export the data, select the required mailboxes, and proceed with the migration.
The software automatically maps the source and destination mailboxes and prompt you if any mailbox is not mapped. You can then create a new user mailbox on the destination server to export the data from the source.
Other Noteworthy Features:
- Seamless conversion of Unicode EDB file to PST
- Complete preview of mailboxes before conversion
- Allows searching for specific information within the mailboxes when previewing
- Supports filtering emails to extract selected information only
- Allows segregated export of contacts to CSV
- Converts archive mailboxes to PST and other formats
- Helps to migrate offline EDB mailboxes to live Exchange Server or Office 365
Download and Installation Guide
Getting your hands on the Stellar Converter for EDB isn’t difficult at all. You can easily download the free trial version of the EDB to PST Converter software from the company’s website. After that, double-click the setup file to proceed with the installation.
At first, you need to select the language for the tool. To test the tool for this review, I selected English.
Then, proceed with the setup wizard.
You will have to agree to the terms and conditions and then choose a location on your device for the setup. After that, you can choose to create a desktop shortcut for the tool. Doing so lets you instantly access the software whenever you need it.
The subsequent installation will execute on its own without requiring further input from your end.
Once completed, you can launch the application to start exporting your EDB mailboxes and other items.
On the starting window, you will find two options – one for hosted Exchange and the other for offline EDB. You can choose the one depending on your needs.
For instance, I opted for the offline EDB option while testing the application.
The tool bears a pleasant resemblance to that of Microsoft Outlook. Perhaps, that makes it easy-to-use even for an average user. You will also find dedicated options for “contacts”, “calendar”, “tasks”, and “notes” at the bottom-left of the screen.
You then require to select the file path of the EDB file that you want to convert. You can either select it if you remember the file location or perform a quick search.
Clicking on the “Next” button starts scanning the database. It might take a few minutes depending on the file size.
Right after it completes, the tool will display the mailboxes retrieved from the database.
If you’re satisfied with the preview, you can purchase the software license to access full features and save the intended data.
Once done, you can select the folder(s) that you want to convert to PST or any other format and click on the “Save” icon. Then choose the file format and/or the location to save the data.
The following video quickly demonstrates the process.
Stellar Converter for EDB – Pros and Cons
Stellar Converter for EDB is a swift utility to retrieve old or new mailboxes from Microsoft Exchange Server at any time. This tool has a simple user interface, performs the activity in minimal clicks, and gets the work done quickly. This minimalistic approach makes the software easy-to-use for everyone in an organization.
Whether you wish to migrate mailboxes to a new Exchange Server/Office 365 or want to export mailboxes from a decommissioned server, you can always use this tool.
The only limitation with this tool is that the free version doesn’t allow saving mailboxes at all. But the preview is pretty clear to decide about making a purchase.
Although this tool is available for free download and supports use without registration or payments, the free version only lets you preview the EDB file. For full conversion to PST or other formats, you need to subscribe.
At this point, Stellar offers three different subscription plans. All these plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, you get 24/7 customer support in case you face any trouble using the tool.
The two “Corporate” plans provide all the features for EDB to PST conversion. Whereas, the third plan offers a dedicated “Toolkit” that even supports repairing EDBs, OST to PST conversion, mailbox extraction from Exchange backup, and Exchange Server password recovery.
What Bunny Rating Does It Earn?
Given the ease-of-use, swift performance, and premium features that cater to various requirements for EDB migration, Stellar Converter for EDB safely earns 4.5 bunnies.
Stellar Converter for EDB works seamlessly well to extract all the intended data from your Exchange Server database – be it online or offline.
The tool comes in handy in all situations without affecting server performance and data distortion. Also, it does not require dismounting the database for conversion. Whether you want to get data from unmounted EDBs, manage hosted EDB migration, or need to export specific mailboxes, this tool does all for you.