Choose your type of import
The Exchange Server Toolbox has the ability to import mails that aren't already in the archive from the following possible sources:
•Import from file system (Can either import EML or PST files)
oImport EML files (Import EML files from selected folder, can be used to import old Exchange Server Toolbox file system archives)
oImport PST file (Import mails that are stored in the selected PST file)
•Import from Exchange Server (Import an email account or folder directly from Exchange Server)
•Import from old database (Import an old Exchange Server Toolbox database archive)
It is also possible to set a time span for the import.
If set only emails that were received in the given time span will be imported.
However this email backup may not be compliant with the law for archiving emails in your country.
On the right hand side of the Exchange Server Toolbox there is a button labeled "Import Status". This opens a window in which the current progress and any error messages from the import are displayed. Clicking on the Exchange Server Toolbox closes the window.
If you want to display the progress window permanently, you can click the pin in the upper right corner of the window. You can minimize it again using the same button.
Old filesystem archive
Here you can import an old Exchange Server Toolbox file system archive by selecting the main folder of the archive. If the messages were previously signed correctly, they still will be after importing them back to the archive.
Please note that the old "Signer" folder also need to exist in the backup folder of the old archive for successfully importing signed messages.
Import EML files
You can import any EML file by entering a folder on your file system, that contains the EML files. The path can be entered by using the folder browser dialog by clicking on the ()-button or by manual typing. By pressing TAB while typing the auto-completion feature provides you with accessible folder paths.
After entering a proper path to your EML files you can start the import.
For more informations about a completed import, you can take a look at the log file generated in the folder where the EML files are located.
Each sub folder from which EML files were imported, will have a file named "EST-FileSystemImport.txt" which shows informations for each processed EML file.
Import PST file
You can import any PST file by selecting it. The file path can be entered by using the folder browser dialog by clicking on the ()-button or by manual typing. By pressing TAB while typing, the auto-completion feature provides you with accessible folder paths.
After entering a proper path to your PST file, you can start the import.
For more informations about a completed import, you can take a look at the log file generated during the process.
Next to the imported PST file will be a file named "EST-FileSystemImport-[Name of the PST].txt" which shows informations for each processed message.
Import from old database
Here you can import any old Database archive created by the Exchange Server Toolbox. Select the type of your source database and specify the date range from which messages should be imported.
Please note that only emails that were completely archived in the database can be imported through this method.
For more informations about a completed import you can take a look at the log file generated during the process.
The log file for database import will be located at "C:\ProgramData\JAM Software\Exchange Server Toolbox", named like "EST-DatabaseImport-[Name of the Database].txt" which shows informations for each processed message.
Exchange Server Import
You can import emails directly from an Exchange Server account. Select the server on which your Exchange Server is running and select the email boxes you want to import emails from. If the standard credentials are not sufficient to access the selected mailboxes, you have to provide proper account information.
In all import cases the Exchange Server Toolbox will not import the same email multiple times by reading the generated log files and skipping the email if it has been imported previously. Take care not to import emails that were already archived in your current archive via email processing as this may produce duplicate entries in the archive.