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Exchange 2010 2003 migration - Post-move cleanup failed

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  • During our migration from Exchange 2003 SP2 to Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5v2 (2 multi-role servers in a DAG), we're migrating our beta users.  Everything looks good except we're receiving delays at the end of the moves.  I'm using the management console to preform the move requests which result in these messages:

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    12/21/2012 7:01:54 PM [exchange1] Move has completed and final clean up has started.
    12/21/2012 7:01:54 PM [exchange1] Source mailbox 'Primary (d5b10926-27ed-43fc-93c6-f51ac5508c73)' was successfully cleaned up after the move.
    12/21/2012 7:01:54 PM [exchange1] Target mailbox 'Primary (d5b10926-27ed-43fc-93c6-f51ac5508c73)' was successfully reset after the move.
    12/21/2012 7:01:54 PM [exchange1] Post-move cleanup failed. The operation will try again in 30 seconds (1/6).
    12/21/2012 7:02:24 PM [exchange1] Post-move cleanup failed. The operation will try again in 30 seconds (2/6).
    12/21/2012 7:02:55 PM [exchange1] Post-move cleanup failed. The operation will try again in 30 seconds (3/6).
    12/21/2012 7:03:25 PM [exchange1] Post-move cleanup failed. The operation will try again in 30 seconds (4/6).
    12/21/2012 7:03:56 PM [exchange1] Post-move cleanup failed. The operation will try again in 30 seconds (5/6).

    12/21/2012 7:04:26 PM [exchange1] Request is complete.

    1) What is the Post-move cleanup?

    2) Why might it be failing?

    I need to move some 1000ish mailboxes and would love to eliminate this 3 minute/mailbox delay.

    Thanks,

    Jake

    Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:12 AM

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  • 12/21/2012 7:03:56 PM [exchange1] Post-move cleanup failed. The operation will try again in 30 seconds (5/6).

    1) What is the Post-move cleanup?

    2) Why might it be failing?

    I need to move some 1000ish mailboxes and would love to eliminate this 3 minute/mailbox delay.

    Thanks,

    Jake

    Hi,
    I can't tell you why this happens, but it is a know issue since RU3 and as you have noticed, it hasn't been fixes in RU5-v2.

    To workaround the 3 minutes delay, you can modify MaxCleanupRetries in the file \bin\MSExchangeMailboxReplication.exe.config (MRSConfiguration section) and change the "5" to something lower.

    See: Throttling the Mailbox Replication Service


    Martina Miskovic

    • Marked as answer by Jake Schmidt Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:52 PM
    Saturday, December 22, 2012 5:40 AM

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