Exchange Server 2010-Configuration & Administration

How to Move Mailboxes from One Database to Another in Exchange Server 2010

 

We can create a Local Move Request in Exchange Server 2010 to move mailboxes from one database to another. Perform below steps to create a new Local Move Request:-

1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

2. Navigate to Recipient Configuration and then Mailbox.

3. In the result pane, right-click on any mailbox that you want to move and then click on New Local Move Request.

4. You will see the name of the mailbox that you want to move in A new move request will be placed for the following mailboxes box.

5. Click on the Browse to select the target mailbox database.

6. On the Move Options page, you can specify what you want to do with the corrupted mailboxes or messages. You can skip the mailboxes or messages.

7. Review your settings on the Completion page and then, click Finish.

How to Create a Local Move Request from the Cmdlet

Below command will move mike to the new DB001 database:-

New-MoveRequest -Identity ' This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ' -TargetDatabase DB001

 

 

How to test Local Move Request with WhatIf command

You can also test before actually moving the mailbox/s to see if mailbox is ready to move and if there are any errors within then command.

In this example, we will move This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the new DB001 database:-

New-MoveRequest -Identity ' This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ' -TargetDatabase DB001 -WhatIf