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Copying an Entire Exchange Mailbox RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Is there to archive to .pst without moving any of the original files?  I basically just want a copy of the original mailbox.  Not looking to save space by moving emails.  Trying to get a duplicate of all emails into a .pst.

    Thanks,

    5pac3m0nk

    Friday, April 24, 2015 7:03 PM

Answers

  • With Outlook, or with Exchange?  With Outlook, export the mailbox to a PST (File, then Open & Export, then Import/Export, then select a PST).  With Exchange New-MailboxExportRequest.
    Friday, April 24, 2015 7:30 PM

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  • With Outlook, or with Exchange?  With Outlook, export the mailbox to a PST (File, then Open & Export, then Import/Export, then select a PST).  With Exchange New-MailboxExportRequest.
    Friday, April 24, 2015 7:30 PM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for your question.

    By my understanding, if the email has been in mailbox, we could archive to PST file and copy PST to another location. Then, we could export PST to OST.

    If we want to copy email which is going to user’s inbox, we could use transport rule to CC email to another mailbox, then archive to PST file.

    If there are any questions regarding this issue, please be free to let me know. 

    Best Regard,

    Jim


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    Jim Xu
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    Monday, April 27, 2015 6:49 AM
    Moderator
  • Agreed with above suggestions.

    Moreover, to deal in such situation and accomplish the task more easily, you may consider on this automated solution too (http://www.exchangemailboxtopst.org/) that could be a good approach for you.

    Monday, April 27, 2015 7:21 AM
  • Adam, this tools doesn't make the export easier - it just places a GUI on it.  To run a mailbox export you just run New-MailboxExportRequest <mailbox alias> -FilePath <pst path and name> in the shell.
    Monday, April 27, 2015 12:10 PM