How to Import EDB into Exchange Server 2016/2013/2010? Complete Solution

Media Team | Modified: 2021-03-15T12:38:08+00:00 | Exchange Server|

The need to import EDB into Exchange Server 2016 / 2013 / 2010 occurs when there is a need to upgrade the server, or the Microsoft Exchange end of support is coming, or users got stuck in the following problem such as: issue or error emerge in Exchange Server, organization or company is planning for the in house installation of the server, etc…

In such cases, the Exchange Admin or users keep the backup of the Exchange database file for backup & future purposes to import it to another server directly. The Exchange PowerShell command can easily import the Outlook data file to Live Exchange but this cmdlet cannot import EDB file into Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010 and below versions. This write-up helps users to import the Exchange database file to the Microsoft Exchange Server.

Everyone knows that the .edb file plays a vital role in Exchange Server. It is used in every IT organization & other industry verticals. It saves all Exchange mailbox data items like – mails, notes, tasks, calendars, contacts, etc… The Exchange database file is prone to corruption or getting damaged. So, it is necessary for users to resolve database corruption Exchange 2010, 2013, 2016 in order to access the Exchange data.

Solutions to Import EDB into Exchange Server

The manual & automated solution help users to restore the mailbox database and import the EDB file to the server. In a manual method you can use Windows Server Backup to restore Exchange database >> Move it to the Live Exchange Server >> Mount the database to access.

Note: It needs users to have in-depth knowledge, technical skill and hand-on experience to work on manual method. Also, while recovering the EDB via PowerShell command there are chances that users have to face data loss and along with this its a time consuming process.

To avoid all the complexity and save the effort as well as time to recover the Exchange database file from corruption with no data loss & without using any command. For that, users can use the automated solution provided by SysTools i.e. Exchange EDB Recovery Tool which easily recover & repair EDB file from major and minor corruption with no data loss in a hassle-freeway.

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Use Automated Wizard to Import EDB File Into Exchange 2016 / 2013 / 2010 Server

Exchange EDB Recovery Tool is the advanced software that is used by many Exchange Expert, admin and users as it provides a graphical user interface which makes their work a lot easier and save their time to recover & repair Exchange mailbox as well as Exchange database file from corruption without any loss of data.

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This recovery manager for Exchange database utility supports both offline/dismounted public & private .edb file. It provides dual scanning mode i.e. Quick and Advance scan which recovers Exchange database files from major as well as minor corruption. To remove minimal corrupted EDB file select the quick scan and for highly corruption choose the advance scan.

After successful recovery, users can extract mailbox from EDB file Exchange 2016/2013 & below version and export directly to Live Exchange Server mailboxes in a simplified manner. Also, the software provides the option to export the Exchange mailboxes to Office 365 and various file formats (HTML, MBOX, MSG, EML, PST, PDF) from offline/dismounted Exchange database file.

The utility auto-generates the export report which saves the source file name, success and fail count of successfully export Exchange data.

Pre-requisites to Import EDB Into Exchange Server 2010 / 2013 / 2016

1. For Exchange 2007 and the above version admin account should be impersonated

Exchange 2016/2013

Exchange 2010

Exchange 2007

2. Login as Admin on your local system or machine

3. Microsoft Outlook Should be installed (2016-2000)

4. For Exchange 2003 users these points and additionally ensure that your machine is having same domain with MS Exchange Server

– If users want to granted full access to the mailbox, then visit Exchange 2003

Key Features Of Automated Software

  1. Support Exchange Database & Streaming Media File
  2. Preview Microsoft Exchange mailbox data items before coversion
  3. Keep metadata intact & preserve original folder structure
  4. Export selective mailbox items via categories filter option
  5. Remove email (SMIME/OpenPGP) encryption from Exchange mailboxes in batch
  6. Date filter option export EDB mailbox data items in a specified period of time
  7. Migrate offline EDB to Office 365, Live Exchange Server & multiple file formats
  8. Compatible with all MS Exchange Server, Windows OS, and Outlook versions

Stepwise Method to Import EDB into Exchange Server 2016 / 2013 / 2010

Step 1: Download, Install and Launch the software in your local machine

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Step 2: Select the Add file button >> Load offline / dismounted Exchange database file

select on add file

Step 3: Select the Advance scan from scan mode option >> Click on the Add button

select advance scan

Step 4: Preview recovered & healthy mailboxes as well as data items >> Click on the export button

click export button

Step 5: Select Exchange database mailboxes >> Click on Live Exchange option >> Select the advance settings button

click on advance settings

Step 6: Then, Enter Exchange Admin credentials >> Select Exchange Server Version (2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003) >> Enter IP address >> Click on the save button

exchange admin settings

Step 7: On the export option, select enter destination mailbox radio button >> Click on the Next button


Step 8: Enter destination mailbox name and validate it >> Click export button

mailbox validated

Finally, your offline / dismounted Exchange database file successfully imported to the selected Exchange Server version

Bringing It All Together

As now users know that there are multiple reasons to import EDB into Exchange Server 2016 / 2013 / 2010 and below versions. For this users can easily use the advanced software mentioned in the above section which remove corruption from offline/dismounted Exchange database file and export the healthy & recovered Exchange mailboxes to Exchange Server, O365 and various file format in bulk in a simplified manner.

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