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exchange 2010 mailbox move

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  • hai forum,

    qstn may suond awkward to some...we finished installation of exchange server 2010 in our domain which is is coexistance with exchange 2003 now.the mail flow is fine and moved some mailboxes from 2003 to 2010.everything is fine.

    now the problem is that duw to some space constraints in san i need to change the location of the database used by 2k10.So i tried to move the users back to 2003 and to change the path for the database and log files.But when moving the users back to 2003 mailbox database iam getting the error

    Error: Couldn't find system mailbox 'SystemMailbox{ae9f26ae-8fba-428a-b2d0-6c69dea8b980}' in Active Directory.

     

    Error code: -2146233088
    Couldn't find system mailbox 'SystemMailbox{ae9f26ae-8fba-428a-b2d0-6c69dea8b980}' in Active Directory.
    Context:
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    Operation: IMailbox.SaveSyncState
    OperationSide: Target
    Primary (aed4c26b-a621-45b6-b405-8c54c2094b68)
    Key:

     

    evet id 1100

     

    the system mailbox is not visible in the exchange .....

    is der anyway to get out of this .....and moving the database path with mailboxes on them will be a risk involving process or this can be done

    please suggest some sol for this

     

    thanks

     

     

     

    Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:35 PM

Answers

  • Yes, its safe. No need to move the mailboxes back to 2003.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351168.aspx

    Move the Database Path

    Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:38 PM
    Moderator
  • I would simply create a new mailbox database on Exchange 2010 at the new location where space is available and move the mailboxes from old database to new database of Exchange 2010.

    Second just to make sure I would check which database has this SystemMailbox supposed to be attached to, I would check Exchange 2003 database objects in Adsiedit -> configuration -> services -> Microsoft Exchange -> Admin Groups -> Admin Group name -> Servers -> Server Name -> SG Name -> Store Name ->  DB Name and in properties find an attribute objectGUID and reverse first 4 two digit values (example 81 22 33 32 to 32 33 22 81), check the system mailbox guid name showing up in the error. And find which database doesn't have that system mailbox, if it is 2003 database then you can remove the database and recreate it if it won't have any user mailboxes.


    Amit Tank
    MVP: Exchange Server | MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration | MCITP: EMA | MCSA: M
    Blog: http://ExchangeShare.WordPress.com | User Group: http://MUC-UG.org.in


    Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:50 PM

All replies

  • Yes, its safe. No need to move the mailboxes back to 2003.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351168.aspx

    Move the Database Path

    Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:38 PM
    Moderator
  • I would simply create a new mailbox database on Exchange 2010 at the new location where space is available and move the mailboxes from old database to new database of Exchange 2010.

    Second just to make sure I would check which database has this SystemMailbox supposed to be attached to, I would check Exchange 2003 database objects in Adsiedit -> configuration -> services -> Microsoft Exchange -> Admin Groups -> Admin Group name -> Servers -> Server Name -> SG Name -> Store Name ->  DB Name and in properties find an attribute objectGUID and reverse first 4 two digit values (example 81 22 33 32 to 32 33 22 81), check the system mailbox guid name showing up in the error. And find which database doesn't have that system mailbox, if it is 2003 database then you can remove the database and recreate it if it won't have any user mailboxes.


    Amit Tank
    MVP: Exchange Server | MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration | MCITP: EMA | MCSA: M
    Blog: http://ExchangeShare.WordPress.com | User Group: http://MUC-UG.org.in


    Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:50 PM
  • Agree with Andy in case if it ok to dismount the database until it moves the database from one location to another. Else I would create a new DB and move the mailboxes there and Exchange 2010 Online Mailbox moves helps you to save from mailbox unavailability. :)

    Amit Tank
    MVP: Exchange Server | MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration | MCITP: EMA | MCSA: M
    Blog: http://ExchangeShare.WordPress.com | User Group: http://MUC-UG.org.in


    Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:53 PM