Exchange EDB file:
EDB file is a database file created by Microsoft Exchange Server. It is used to store mailbox items like Emails, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Journals. The email data of the organization is stored in the Exchange Database (EDB) file.
EDB files store the data such as Emails, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Journals in B-tree structure.
EDB files require Live Exchange Server environment to access the mailboxes. You can open and view the EDB files with the help of either Microsoft Exchange Server or EdbMails Application.
Office 365 seamlessly works with the programs you are already familiar with such as Outlook, Excel, Word, Power point, Newsfeed, SharePoint and more. The Office 365 consists of a number of products and services. It provides extra online storage. You can securely store your data in cloud and access it from anywhere, anytime.
Import Exchange EDB to PST (Outlook Data File)
- Step 1: Launch the EdbMails Application. Enter the login credentials. Click on Login.
- Step 2: Once you successfully logged in,it will ask you to select the EDB file which you want to recover. After selecting the EDB file, click on Start offline EDB recovery Now.
- Step 3: Once the EDB file is loaded in to the application select the mailbox(s) or the folder(s), which you want to export to PST. Select the location where you want to save the PST file by clicking on Browse. Then click on Export Selected Mailboxes/ Folders To PST/ Office 365 / Live Exchange..
- Step 4: When you click on Export it will pop up 3 options. Select the first option Export Selected Mailboxes/Folders To PST file. Click on Continue.
- Step 5: Now the application will start exporting to PST. Once the PST file is created it will display the number of items exported. Click on OK.
- Step 6: Now, you can view and verify the imported PST file(s) in Outlook.
Migrate PST to Office 365
- Step 1: Go to outlook.office.com. Sign in with the credentials. Make sure that you have an administrator account in your Office 365 organization.Before you Start,
There are some prerequisites you have to follow,
- You have to be assigned the Mailbox Import Export role to import PST files to Office 365 mailboxes. By default, this role isn’t assigned to any role group in Exchange Online.You can add the Mailbox Import Export role to the Organization Management role group. Or you can create a new role group.
- Go to Admin Center, select Exchange and then click on Permissions. After that under the admin roles click on Organization Management. It will open a new window.
- Now, in the new window click on Roles +, select Mailbox Import Export option. Click on OK. And then Save it.
- Step 2: Next, click on Admin controls on top left corner as show in the below image.Then click on the option admin.
- Step 3: Click on User, select the option Data Migration. It will redirect to a new page.
- Step 4: Here you have to click on Upload PST files.
- Step 5: Once you click on Upload PST files, it will display Import data to Office 365 page. Where you have to click on New job + and select Upload email messages (PST files).
- Step 6: Now, Upload file over the network page will be displayed with 5 Options.In the Option 2, click on Show network upload SAS URL as shown in the below image.
- Step 7: The SAS URL will be displayed. Copy the entire URL and save it in your machine.In Option 3, Download and Install Azure AzCopy tool.
Open the Azure storage command prompt and go to %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\AzCopy where you have installed AzCopy.exe tool.
Execute the following command to upload the PST files.
AzCopy.exe /Source: /Dest: /V:< Log file location >
/Source: Specifies the path in your organization where you have saved the PST file that has to be uploaded to the Office 365.
/Dest: Specifies the SAS URL, which you have obtained in Option 2.
/V: Specifies the location of the file where the log details will be stored.
View a list of PST files uploaded to Office 365
- Download and Install Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer tool.
- Open Azure Storage Explorer and Right click on the Storage Accounts which is present in the left pane and then click on Connect to Azure Storage. It will ask you to enter the connection string. Enter the SAS URL in the space provided. Click on next.
- Now you will get the connection summary. Click on connect.
- Under Storage Accounts expand SAS-Attached services and then expand Blob Containers.
- Right click on ingestiondata. Click on open. Now you can see the PST files that you have uploaded.
In Option 4, create the PST import mapping file.
Create a comma separated value file
Once the PST files has been uploaded to the Azure storage location, the next step is to create a comma separated Value(CSV) file that specifies, to which user mailboxes the PST file will be imported.
- Download a copy of the PST Import mapping file (Template CSV file)
- The mapping file contains the following parameters.Workload: Specifies Office 365 service that data will be imported to.FilePath: If we have not created a folder then leave it blank.
If you have created a folder then specifies the folder name.
Name: Specifies the name of the PST file that will be imported to the User mailbox. It should be Case sensitive.
Mailbox: Specifies the Email Id of the mailbox to which the PST file will be imported.
IsArchive: If you set this as FALSE then the PST files will be imported to User’s Primary mailbox. Or else if you set this as TRUE then the PST files will be imported to User’s Archive Mailbox.
TargetRootFolder: Specifies the mailbox folder to which the PST file is imported to. If you leave this parameter blank, by default the PST file will be imported to a new folder named imported, it is located at the root level of the mailbox.
Exchange, , john.pst, email@example.com, TRUE, Inbox
- Once you create the CSV file check the options in the Upload file over the network page as shown below. After that click on next. It will open a new window.
- Now It will ask you to enter a name for this job. Enter a name, and then Click on next. Upload the CSV file which you have created and then click on validate. If the validation is successful click on Finish.
- Now the PSTfile will start importing the data to respective User mailbox. The status of job is displayed in the list of PST Import jobs on the Import data to Office 365 page.