Recover Exchange EDB Database to a New Server

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Tracy King updated on Mar 31, 2021 to Exchange Recovery | How-to Articles

  • Applies to: Move, transfer and recover Exchange Server EDB database to a new Server
  • Support: Exchange Server 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010.

Urgent NeedsMove and Restore Exchange Database to a New Server

As we know that Exchange Server is a powerful business management tool for sending emails, deploy tasks, etc. It’s a powerful tool which gains high popularity among small and medium sized businesses.

Exchange Administrators will need to move and restore the Exchange EDB database to another new Server machine when one of the below-listed issues happens:

  • Old Server is dead.
  • Old Server computer is not working correctly.
  • Exchange Downtime.
  • Exchange Server sudden failure, corruption.

So how to restore the database to a new Exchange Server? Follow solutions provided on this page, and you will be able to execute the operation with ease.

PreparationsGet Things Ready Before Restoring Exchange Database

Before you start the recovery process, here is a list that you should follow and get things ready:

  • 1. A new Server machine

You'll need a new computer, installing with a new Exchange Server application. 

  • 2. Locate the EDB database in the source Exchange Server

If you don't know where to find the EDB database file, follow the listed path here to locate the .edb files on your Exchange Server computer:

Server Editions EDB Location
Exchange Server 2016 C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Mailbox\Mailbox Database Name.edb
Exchange Server 2013 C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Mailbox\Mailbox database Name\Mailbox database Name.edb
Exchange Server 2010

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox Database\Mailbox Database.edb

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Public Folder Database\Public Folder Database.edb

  • 3. Copy and move Exchange database to the new Server computer

After finding the Exchange database, copy the EDB file to an external hard drive and move it to a new Server computer.

  • 4. Download automated Exchange recovery software for help

At this step, your task is to find a way that can remount and restore the copied EDB database to the new Server Machine. 

Some professional administrators may suggest you remount and recover the database in a manual way such as using Eseutil.

Here, we'd like to introduce an automated Exchange recovery software to you. It’s named as EaseUS Exchange Recovery, produced by EaseUS software.

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Unlike other manual tool or method, EaseUS Exchange Recovery is fully compatible with Exchange Server 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010. 
And you can even restore EDB mailbox database between different Server editions.

Once you download and install this software on the new Server computer, then you can move to the next part for a smooth EDB database recovery guide. 

Tutorial3 Steps to Recover Exchange Database to a New Server

With this software, you can effectively restore the database to a new Server in only three steps. Here are the detailed steps:

 

Step 1: Select the EDB files.

Search and select the lost Exchange database files. Once you have selected the EDB files, click "Analyze".

select the edb files

Step 2: Analyze the files.

The software will analyze and find lost Exchange data.

analyze the edb files

Step 3: Recover wanted data.

Select the emails and other data you need and preview mailbox contents.

Then export the data to a specific location by clicking "Export MSG" or recover the data to the server by clicking "Recover".

recover edb files or save them as msg

Once the process finishes, you can restart the Exchange Server management application and the Server computer. All your database files are available on the new Server. 

Besides working on recovering database, EaseUS Exchange Recovery also works well on resolving other issues such as to restore corrupted .edb database. Feel free to let it help when you are experiencing the same issue on your Exchange Server machine.

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EaseUS Exchange Recovery

  • Recover & Repair corrupted EDB files and contents
  • Recover from unexpected Exchange Server crash
  • Recover Dismounted/Offline EDB Mailbox
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