Step by Step Guide to Backup Live Exchange to PST

  1. Note:
    1. If the login through admin user fails then try to impersonate any other User.
    2. Make sure the impersonated user account has impersonation permissions to each associated Mailbox (Users). That's, impersonated user should have impersonation permissions to all the associated Mailboxes.
  2. Note:
    1. If the login through administrator user fails then try to impersonate any other User.
    2. Make sure the impersonated user account has impersonation permissions to each associated Mailbox (Users). That's, impersonated user should have impersonation permissions to all associated Mailboxes.

     

    Execute the below commands on your Exchange Management Shell (Run as Administrator)

    Step 1:

    Command: Copy & Paste it on EMS

    Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

    Result:
    live-admin-account

    Step 2:

    Command: Copy & Paste it on EMS

    Enable-OrganizationCustomization

    Ignore this results, if the error is "This operation is not required. Organization is already enabled for customization."

    Result:
    live-enable-organization

    Step 3:

    Command: Copy & Paste it on EMS & change User

    New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role "ApplicationImpersonation" -User administrator@domain.com

    Result:
    live-management-roles



    Note: Click here to know the steps to set Impersonation rights using GUI

  3. a. Download the EdbMails setup and install it on your computer. Download

    b. Double click the EdbMails setup (EdbMailsSetup.exe) to start the installation process.

    c. On the Welcome page, click "Next >" to proceed. And to complete the installation, follow the instructions that appear on the installation wizard accordingly.

    installation

  4. Click the "Start Your Free Trial" button

    Demo login EdbMails

  5. Select the Export Method as "Live Exchange Incremental Backup" and click "Continue"

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  6. a. Enter the Live Exchange account credentials to connect to Exchange Server and click "Login to Live Exchange". Before connecting to Live Exchange server make sure to set the impersonation rights to a Exchange server user.

    Click here to know how to set the impersonation rights.

    connect-to-exchange

    b. After successful login, verify all the required Live Exchange mailboxes are listed and click "Continue".

    exchange-mailboxes

    c. Select the backup location by browsing to desired location and click "OK". (Note : In case of incremental backups you have to select the same folder as previous backups)

    exchange-backup-location

    d. Select all mailboxes that you wish to backup. You can also select the folders from the mailboxes that you wish to exclude during the backup, in the right pane .Afterwards, select “Backup Mailboxes To PST Without Encryption” button

    exchange-to-pst

    e. Include or exclude mails by date, subject, attachment, to/from address, if necessary, using the filtering options and click “Backup Live Exchange to PST”

    exchange-exclude

    f. During the backup operation, detailed progress will be displayed as shown in the screenshot below

    exchange-backup-progress

    h. Once the Export operation is completed, the message "Export operation has been completed" will be prompted.

Video Tutorial for Live Exchange Backup