Stellar Converter for EDB is an innovative Exchange database file converter software tool from data recovery solutions provider Stellar Information Technology. It simplifies migration to a new Exchange Server by offering a host of features that address the limitations associated with traditional tools like New-MailboxExportRequest.
Key benefits of the software:
With Stellar Converter for EDB, you can convert both hosted and offline EDB content without dismounting the database.
The tool eliminates the need to set up an Exchange server or Active Directory to open and read mails from old or decommissioned database.
Stellar Converter for EDB supports MS Exchange 2019, 2016, 2013, as well as earlier versions
It gives users the flexibility to convert mailbox into a broad range of formats like MSG, EML, PDF, MSG, and HTML. Thus it gives increased accessibility of your mailbox content.
In the event of a server failure, the tool helps you backup mailboxes to a different live Exchange server without any hassles.
This EDB to PST converter software can process and save up to 4 mailboxes simultaneously to PST, live Exchange, or Office 365 account with 100 percent integrity.
Users can also set mailbox export priority that enables you to prioritize and export critical mailboxes first.
The software uses parallel processing method for faster and more effective export
The service is available in three different editions
# Stellar Converter for EDB – Corporate-I: Priced $299, with capacity of up to 50 mailbox conversion
# Stellar Converter for EDB – Corporate-II: Priced $399, with capacity of up to 500 mailbox conversion
# Stellar Converter for EDB – Toolkit: Priced $699, with capacity of unlimited mailbox conversion
The Toolkit version also gives users the options to repair EDB file, convert OST to PST, and repair Exchange backup file (BKF). Free demo is available for all three versions.
The following are the requirements to set up and use Stellar Converter for EDB for Exchange mailbox backup and migration:
# Processor: Intel compatible (x86, x64)
# Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008
# Memory: 8 GB (recommended) 4 GB (minimum)
# Hard Disk: 250 MB of free space
# MS Outlook: Outlook 2007 or later version
# Architecture: 32-bit or 64-bit
# RAM: Minimum 2 GB, 4 GB RAM recommended
Installation and use
Download the desired edition and install the .exe file. Then follow the wizard and complete the installation. After that, launch the software and select the Hosted Exchange or Offline EDB option to extract, backup, or migrate mailboxes from an online or offline Exchange database file.
For us, the installation and setup was quite easy; it took less than 5 minutes to get the software installed in our Windows 10 PC.
To select the EDB file, you can either use the Browse option; else if you don’t know the exact location, you can use the ‘find’ option to search and list the EDB files present in the system. Then you can choose the required file.
After selecting the file, choose the Next option to start scanning the EDB file. After scanning, the software will prompt for a detailed preview that helps you verify and choose specific or desired mailboxes and mail items for backup or migration. You can also customize the search using attributes like From, To, subject, Attachments, Body, and Date.
The Save Scan option in the tool allows you to save the previously scanned version in the menu. This helps you save significant time, especially while performing the task with large files.
The next, you will see the Preview, where you can select the mailboxes that you want to convert, backup, or migrate. After selecting the file, click Save. Here you also get option to export individual mail items or mailbox to the desired format.
An activation key will be required during the process. Click on ‘Get it now’, and it will proceed to Save As where you can select mailboxes to export to PST, live Exchange, Office 365, or other formats. The software also auto-maps the mailboxes, but the user can also edit the mapping setup. After the mapping, click ‘Export’ to save the mailboxes and selected items to the desired format.
Overall, we found Stellar Converter for EDB is very useful in converting the EDB file. We tested the software with PST and Office 365 tenant with 18 users, where we got them converted in less than 50 minutes. The interface is very intuitive, which helped us navigate through the process effortlessly. We opted for the Corporate I Edition, and hopefully as we increase the mailbox count in the future, we will think of an upgrade. If we upgrade to the next level with an additional $100, we can get it for 500 users, and this can be really economical for us.