Exchange Server uses EDB database files for the storage of all the mailboxes. EDB files are located in the Exchange Server itself. EDB file works as a pointer to MS-Outlook profile as it permits you to search for e-mail messages on the server when an attempt is made to send or receive e-mails through MS-Outlook. All the data related to ‘Sent Items’ and received e-mails are stored in the EDB files. This is how, EDB files are important for Exchange Server. However, in some situations, EDB files often get corrupt or damaged. Reasons behind the corruption of EDB files are Exchange Server failure, unexpected shutdown, power loss, errors related to file size, etc. Simultaneously, to EDB file corruption all the data stored in EDB file become inaccessible.
When an .edb file gets corrupt or damaged, it stops the e-mail communication because of disturbance in the communication channel and makes all the valuable data inaccessible. Still, there is no need to be worry. Do not allow corruption to affect your business. EDB file is responsible to store thousands of mailboxes; thus, it cannot be afford to lose. Any loss to the EDB file can lead to huge loss of data. Therefore, it is good to overcome this situation by simply performing the EDB to PST conversion. However, Microsoft has developed some tools that help you to convert EDB to PST file. But, all such methods work only in limited cases.
So, it is good to use a third party tool instead of inbuilt programs. There are plenty of programs available in the market that performs the conversion of EDB data to PST quite well. One good thing is these tools are simple and easy to use. There is no need for you to take any external help from others. But one thing, you need is basic knowledge about computers. Only then, you will be able to perform installation of the software. A well described help file comes along with the software that helps you to install and thereafter execute the recovery process.
Use of third party tool is the best option to perform restoration of inaccessible data. EDB to PST converter is one such tool. The tool performs conversion of EDB files created only in MS Exchange 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000 and 5.5 versions. A demo version of the software is available through which an overall idea about the product can be taken out easily. Demo version works almost similar as of full version of the software; the only difference is that it only previews the recovered data but you cannot save it. For the purpose to save it, you are required to buy the full version of the software.