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Exchange to Office 365 Migration Guide by PowerShell & Automated Solution

Published on 14 June 17
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In the times where migration has become the trend of the industry. Exchange to Office 365 migration is one popular search among users. Therefore, we have come up with some of the most efficient methods to convert Exchange to Office 365.

Users in a large number are looking for the solution to migrate Exchange mailboxes to Office 365 for a number of reasons. There are a variety of reasons why users move from Exchange to Office 365. Some of its reasons include:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Real-time synchronization
  • Better security features
  • Reliability and security
  • Minimized administration
  • Minimized staffing cost
  • Less hardware maintenance
  • Subscription plans are flexible
  • Healthy phone and web support
  • Feasible multiple user accounts
  • Less software maintenance costs

But to take benefit of all the above-written points, first user will have to perform Exchange server to Office 365 Migration. For doing so, there is no direct method. So, we have divided the entire process into two parts, which are:
  1. Convert Exchange database file to PST
  2. Move Converted File to Office 365
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1. Convert Exchange Database File to PST format:
a) Manual Method – PowerShell Command line:
This method can be used for Exchange versions 2007, 2010 and 2013. It's working steps have are explained below.
1. Use this command in order to add Snap-in PowerShell.
Add-PSSnapin microsoft.exchange.management.powershell.e2010
2. Make a different folder for saving Converted file from Exchange database file.
3. Right-click the folder > Click Properties > Choose Share Folder option.
4. Set its permissions to Read/Write and just click the Share button.
5. Now, copy shared folder’s path and save name of path somewhere.
6. Then, run the command mentioned below to get PST files from EDB.
New-MailboxExportRequest –Mailbox MailboxName –FilePath EnterFilePath

Here, MailboxName is EDB mailboxes that you want to convert and EnterFilePath is folder’s path where PST files will be saved. However, the command line of PowerShell may vary with different versions of Exchange like:

Export-Mailbox – used for Exchange 2007 to PST

ExportMailboxRequests – used for Exchange 2010 to PST

New-MailboxExportRequest – used for Exchange 2013 to PST

NOTE: User can perform the above conversion process only if they have deep technical knowledge and are aware of PowerShell command or else it might prove to be quite a tedious task. If users find it complex then, go for the below-mentioned process to execute the conversion.
b) Fast Method or Automated Solution

EDB to PST Converter software is extensively and unfailingly used for conversion of files from Exchange to Outlook data file (.pst) format from both Public as well as Private folders. This tool is specialized to recover even deleted Exchange mailboxes. It is compatible with all the Exchange versions. Moreover, it does not restricts file size in the conversion process and also maintains the hierarchy of folders. Also, it has the tendency to auto-detect files from the local drive.
2. Move Converted File to Office 365
After the data is converted from Exchange to Outlook PST format, it is converted to Exchange online. Since there is hardly any manual way for it so we take use of a tool. This is done by equipping the trustworthy, professional software Office 365 Migration. This tool efficiently migrate PST files to Office 365 cloud. It is undoubtedly the best way to convert PST items like emails, notes, calendar, tasks, etc. Let us quickly see its working steps:
  • Download and launch Office 365 Migration tool and click on Login button.
  • Enter the login details like username and password and click on the Sign In option.
  • Choose the option to take backup of PST mailboxes and then click on the Next option.
  • After this, browse the files or folders that users wish to export to Office 365 account.
  • Now, specify the destination location to save the converted files and click OK button.
  • Then, click Export option and specify and set all the given options and click Start.
  • Finally, the backup process will start on screen and a message will pop-up after its completion.
Few Closing Thoughts
Now that readers are aware of the ways to migrate Exchange to Office 365. So, they can easily make use any of these methods as per the requirements. But, it is always good to go for professional tool. This is because it assures 100% results without any complications. Thus, effective solutions have been covered in this write-up on Exchange server to Office 365 Migration.




In the times where migration has become the trend of the industry. Exchange to Office 365 migration is one popular search among users. Therefore, we have come up with some of the most efficient methods to convert Exchange to Office 365.

user will have to perform Exchange server to Office 365 Migration. For doing so, there is no direct method. So, we have divided the entire process into two parts, which are:
  1. Convert Exchange database file to PST
  2. Move Converted File to Office 365


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1. Convert Exchange Database File to PST format:

a) Manual Method – PowerShell Command line:

This method can be used for Exchange versions 2007, 2010 and 2013. It's working steps have are explained below.

1. Use this command in order to add Snap-in PowerShell. Add-PSSnapin microsoft.exchange.management.powershell.e2010

2. Make a different folder for saving Converted file from Exchange database file.

3. Right-click the folder > Click Properties > Choose Share Folder option.

4. Set its permissions to Read/Write and just click the Share button.

5. Now, copy shared folder’s path and save name of path somewhere.

6. Then, run the command mentioned below to get PST files from EDB. New-MailboxExportRequest –Mailbox MailboxName –FilePath EnterFilePath

Here, MailboxName is EDB mailboxes that you want to convert and EnterFilePath is folder’s path where PST files will be saved. However, the command line of PowerShell may vary with different versions of Exchange like:

Export-Mailbox – used for Exchange 2007 to PST

ExportMailboxRequests – used for Exchange 2010 to PST

New-MailboxExportRequest – used for Exchange 2013 to PST

NOTE: User can perform the above conversion process only if they have deep technical knowledge and are aware of PowerShell command or else it might prove to be quite a tedious task. If users find it complex then, go for the below-mentioned process to execute the conversion.

b) Fast Method or Automated Solution
EDB to PST Converter software is extensively and unfailingly used for conversion of files from Exchange to Outlook data file (.pst) format from both Public as well as Private folders. This tool is specialized to recover even deleted Exchange mailboxes. It is compatible with all the Exchange versions. Moreover, it does not restricts file size in the conversion process and also maintains the hierarchy of folders. Also, it has the tendency to auto-detect files from the local drive.

2. Move Converted File to Office 365

After the data is converted from Exchange to Outlook PST format, it is converted to Exchange online. Since there is hardly any manual way for it so we take use of a tool. This is done by equipping the trustworthy, professional software Office 365 Migration. This tool efficiently migrate PST files to Office 365 cloud. It is undoubtedly the best way to convert PST items like emails, notes, calendar, tasks, etc. Let us quickly see its working steps:
  • Download and launch Office 365 Migration tool and click on Login button.
  • Enter the login details like username and password and click on the Sign In option.
  • Choose the option to take backup of PST mailboxes and then click on the Next option.
  • After this, browse the files or folders that users wish to export to Office 365 account.
  • Now, specify the destination location to save the converted files and click OK button.
  • Then, click Export option and specify and set all the given options and click Start.
  • Finally, the backup process will start on screen and a message will pop-up after its completion.


Few Closing Thoughts

Now that readers are aware of the ways to migrate Exchange to Office 365. So, they can easily make use any of these methods as per the requirements. But, it is always good to go for professional tool. This is because it assures 100% results without any complications. Thus, effective solutions have been covered in this write-up on Exchange server to Office 365 Migration.

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  1. 15 June 17
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    With EDB to PST Converter software embedded with a strong algorithm which can efficiently repair & convert exchange edb file to pst file which can directly accessed with Microsoft outlook email client.It can efficiently repair database files such as Priv1.edb, Pub.edb files.It can also export EDB Mail to Office 365 (Exchange Online) and allow you to save individual items to MSG, EML, RTF, HTML and TXT files. See download link - http://www.edbtopst-converter.com/

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