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Stellar Converter for EDB - EDB to PST Converter tool

Recently I got one small project to architect, out of the box additionally where I wanted to provide a solution on urgent basis to convert exchange server EDB to PST for employee who left the company, I work on exchange server adhoc basis whenever there is resource crunch in the team. While knowledge sharing with my team and Exchange admins team/colleagues, I came to know about a tool Stellar Converter for EDB - EDB to PST Converter tool, so thought of doing POC of the tool. 

What is an EDB (Extensible Storage Engine Database) file? It is Database created by Microsoft Exchange Server; serves as the main repository for the mailbox data saved by Exchange; stores both in-process and stored non-SMTP messages; formatted using a b-tree structure, which includes a top-level node and many child nodes. Inside .edb database file has all mailboxes (private folders) of different users as well as the public folders. All the users mailboxes are stored successfully on the EDB file and securely, In critical times Stellar Converter for EDB converter plays crucial role.

While using this tool I found it has some cool features and task can be done with very minimal efforts, also found it is very easy to use. 

Some of the Key Features

1. Windows OS only - You can install this application on variety of supported windows OS versions
2. Less resources (CPU, Memory, Disk size) to install this product, Installation is very easy with few clicks on next.
3. GUI graphic of the tool is intuitive and easy to interpret, doesn't require much help or support, Although documentation is very good.

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How easy is the conversion task ?

  • Run Stellar Converter for EDB either by connecting to live exchange server or offline EDB file by browsing option.
  • Click ‘Next’ button to start the conversion task
  • Click 'Save' to save EDB file into Different file formats
  • Select ‘PST’ option to export Exchange mailboxes into PST format
  • Browse the directory to save it & Click OK.

The software will scan the EDB file and list the Exchange mailboxes in a tree-structure view. Check the preview of Exchange mailboxes and save them at a destination location.

4. While going through the tool I found performance is very good compare to other Edb to PST converters in the market (I tested other vendor tools as well in the labs)

5. This is very useful tool to export large EDB files to Office 365 / Exchange online mailbox. This is very practical and useful in Exchange online migration tasks. The software can access hosted EDB file on live exchange server without needing server downtime (no downtime is required). It can export mailboxes in PST, EML, MSG, RTF, PDF, & HTML formats.

  • This supports Microsoft Exchange Server not only latest but legacy versions as well here the list goes on - 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000 & 5.5 versions
  • One of the feature I liked is migrating big EDB files to PSTs files - No File Size restriction here.
  • Exports offline EDB files & Public folders to Live Exchange or Office 365

6. Converts EDB file to Multiple Formats from hosted exchange server.

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Other features are You can preview emails in mailbox before conversion, Permitting finding for single specific mails in offline or online EDB, Converts a Pre-scanned EDB File Anytime, Converts Unicode EDB files.

There is one pre-requisite - MS Office should be installed on your computer before converting and exporting PST files to destination. You can find more information on Stellar Converter for EDB - Download EDB to PST Converter here.

Final Observations
After testing the tool, it can be sum up that the Stellar Converter for EDB Converter software is matter of fact a superior and futuristic software with numerous enhanced quality features. Furthermore, its operations of working is very easy to understand for any IT personal and can be concluded in three simple procedures of Connect/Open, Preview and Save PST. It can even export data from the running exchange server environment. So for this software I am rating 4.8 on the performance and ease of doing scale of 5 as the high limit.

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