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how do i read exchage server files - 20.Mar.2004 9:20:00 AM   
Trimurthi

 

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I want to read exchange server ( .edb ) files and extract (.pst) files outside of an exchange server environment.

can there be a program to read .edb file ( priv.edb and pub.edb ) and extract all the pst files for each user.
i belive edb is based on microsoft jet engine database technology.
is it possible to use an ODBC api interface to extract pst files from edb file.
what should be the approach to achive this objective ?

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RE: how do i read exchage server files - 20.Mar.2004 8:56:00 PM   
Henrik Walther

 

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Yes you can accomplish this with the Exchange Mailbox Merge Wizard also known as ExMerge, you can grap an Exchange 2003 copy here:

Download details: Exchange 2003: Mailbox Merge Wizard (ExMerge)

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RE: how do i read exchage server files - 21.Mar.2004 2:53:00 PM   
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Hi Henrik,
I wanted to create my own program to read the exchange server database files outside of an exchange server environment.
So basically I need to know how to read the .edb file, I mean the format and how to extract .pst file for each user from the .edb file.

Remember it has to be done outside an exchange server environment.

I believe .edb is based on microsoft jet database engine technology. So I might require some ODBC interface api to read the (.edb )database file

What should be the approach to achieve this objective

regards,
Trimurthi

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RE: how do i read exchage server files - 21.Mar.2004 2:56:00 PM   
Trimurthi

 

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Hi Henrik,
I am an ediot I guess. I forgot to say thanks.

Thanks a lot for previous reply.

--Trimurthi

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RE: how do i read exchage server files - 22.Mar.2004 11:57:00 AM   
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Going back to Henrik's first reply, does this mean that in a disaster situation if you have a copy of the EDB (and STM) files then you can use exmerge to pull the data out of them?

I.E: If you had completely rebuilt the box, had no valid mailbox backup but had a copy of the files, you could build a new Exchange server and use exmerge to pull data from the files and then import said data into a new Exchange installation?

thanks,

Jon.

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RE: how do i read exchage server files - 22.Mar.2004 6:39:00 PM   
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Trimurthi ,

You're welcome [Smile]

Unfortunately I have no idea how you would create such an application, I only use them for migration and disaster recovery stuff.

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RE: how do i read exchage server files - 22.Mar.2004 6:45:00 PM   
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Jon,

You can with ExMerge only pull data out of an online database (.edb file). But this database could for example have been restored to the Recovery Storage Group.

If you were going to pull data out of an offline database (.edb file), you would have to use a tool such as OnTrack's PowerControl.

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RE: how do i read exchage server files - 27.Mar.2004 4:35:00 PM   
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Hi Henrik,
Thanks for the information.

I wanted to create a program which will read offline ( .edb files ) and extract .pst files
when the exchange server is not running.
I thought I could use DAO objects to open .edb files , but it seems to me that DAO objects would require ISAM driver whicvh in turn requires exchange server to be running.
I am aware that edb files are based on microsoft jet engine database technology
So I am still thinking if it is possible to achieve the objective.

Thanks for the earlier replies

regards,
Trimurthi

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RE: how do i read exchage server files - 29.Mar.2004 4:29:00 PM   
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Hi Henrik,
I wanted to do something like the following:

http://www.officerecovery.com/exchangeserver/index.htm

For this I wanted to know how can I use DAO objects withour using having exchange server running.

regards,
Trimurthi

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RE: how do i read exchage server files - 24.Oct.2011 12:54:39 PM   
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If you are looking for a tool like office recovery product , there are many simple and easy to use third party EDB to PST Conversion tools available in the market. you can search and select any one by testing their demo version.

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thanks

Ellinor
Export Mailbox to PST

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