Thursday, November 8, 2018

Move Mailboxes Failure in Exchange 2016 EAC

When you use Exchange Control Panel in Exchange 2016 to Move Mailboxes, they go straight to migration and then nothing happens.

Here's how to move them like a boss by using the powershell command line. To start, open the Exchange 2016 Shell on the server console.

If you are getting issue in moving mailbox by EAC. So you can also try the PowerShell commands
Step 1: Get the Mailboxes Name:  i.e.  "John Johnson" or "Joe Jackson

Use the PowerShell command to get the list of mailboxes exist in Exchange Server Database
  • Get-Mailbox -Database My_MBDatabase -ResultSize Unlimited
Step 2: Create Move Request

To start the migration process of mailbox database to another database use PowerShell command
  • New-MoveRequest -Identity "Joe Jackson" -TargetDatabase My_MBDatabase
Step 3: Check the migration process

User can also check the mailbox Migration process statistics by PowerShell command
  • Get-MoveRequestStatistics -MoveRequestQueue My_MBDatabase
Hope my suggestion helps you in migrating the Database in Exchange Server
Cleanout the failed Move Requests from the EAC
Show the the status of old move requests
Clear them out and start all over again
Get-MoveRequest | Remove-MoveRequest
Show the status of current Move Requests
Get-MoveRequestStatistics -MoveRequestQueue MyMBDatabase

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