Microsoft Exchange Server stores EDB files i.e. Exchange database files. These files contain emails, calendars, contacts, tasks, journals, attachments etc. Nevertheless, these EDB files are stored on-premise. Sometimes, due to Exchange server failure, virus attacks, power failure, JET Error, etc, these files got corrupted. Therefore, to resolve the problem user migrate EDB to Office 365. It is a cloud based online storage system. It is developed by Microsoft and is a part of Microsoft Online Office Suite. It facilitates user to access, view, and store data from anywhere at any point of time. So, uploading EDB emails to Exchange Online is beneficial. Therefore, in this article, we are going to find various needs and methods to import EDB files to Office 365.
There are various reasons why users opt to transfer their offline data to cloud storage. Some of them are described below:
In order to transfer, we will describe four methods. The user can opt any of the solutions as it totally depends upon the number of mailboxes user wants to migrate.
Solution #1 Cutover Migration or Express Migration
If the user wants to migrate all mailboxes at once then can opt Express migration. Basically, if the user is running Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 or Exchange 2013 then they can use this migration technique.
Solution #2 Staged Migration
The user can opt for this migration if they are running Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007, and there are more than 2,000 mailboxes. This technique enables the user to migrate mailboxes in batches.
Solution #3 Hybrid Migration
If the user wants to migrate more than 150-2000 mailboxes then they can use this migration process. It maintains both on-premises and online mailboxes for the organization. Moreover, if the user is running Exchange 2010 and wants to transfer mailboxes in small boxes then use this migration procedure.
These three manual approaches allows users to export EDB files. Nevertheless, it is very difficult and time-consuming task that also require high technical knowledge about Exchange server. Therefore, user can try an automated solution i.e. Exchange Server Recovery Tool. That easily migrate Exchange mailboxes to Microsoft Exchange Online without any interruption.
Solution#4 Automated Approach to Migrate EDB to Office 365
Users can try any of the described manual solutions depending upon the number of mailboxes they want to migrate. But, it these manual strategies is not easy as it seems to be. Therefore, it is recommended to try third party tool that easily transfers Exchange Database Files. Hence, user can perform this conversion by using some useful steps-