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I've got a hard drive image of an Exchange 2007 machine that had some mail I'd like access to. Is there a tool to pull the email out of the EDBs in a format I can read easily? A PST would be good, or an mbox, whatever.

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Can you boot the image in a VM and use Exmerge? –  Zoredache Nov 17 '11 at 0:24
    
I'm having some trouble taking the image (from an old sad machine) and getting it to boot, but that might be my best bet. I'm hoping for a quick "oh, sure, run it through this thing" first :) –  Bill Weiss Nov 17 '11 at 14:00
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I known an expensive solution... krollontrack.com/software/powercontrols –  Zoredache Nov 17 '11 at 20:22
    
How painful is this going to be? I don't see prices, which leads me to think "very". –  Bill Weiss Nov 18 '11 at 1:28
    
Depends on the number of mailboxes in the EDB, I believe it was ~2,000 for a 250 mailbox server, the product is aimed at being a backup/restore solution. You may want to call the company though. –  Zoredache Nov 18 '11 at 1:33

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If you have a Ex2007 box around you can mount the DB and use the export-mailbox powershell. If you don't have this running already, it would be a lot of work just to extract the e-mail.

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We ended up using SysTools Exchange Recovery, which worked ok. "Worked ok" is "got the email out". Was it better than the other options? No idea, but the price (~$300) was better than getting the professionals in :)

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