How to migrate mailboxes in Microsoft Exchange ENT Server 2007 SP3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Within the Exchange Management Console, it’s not possible to move more than 4 mailboxes at a time, although it is possible to change the number of threads when using the Exchange Management Shell.

    A few questions:

    1. During this time will a user be able to send/receive email and utilize calendaring and contacts, what will this affect

    2. Is there a script or power shell command to run instead of utilizing EMC

    3. We have shared mailboxes in excess of 70gb and a lot of user mailboxes in excess of 20gb is there a way to gauge how long this takes

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 6:42 PM


All replies

  • Hi

    Yes it is possible for users to work when moving mailboxes, when the move request completes they will be briefly interrupted.

    Yes you can use a script, I assume you are installing Exchange 2013? Take a look at Paul's blog

    You are dependent on your hardware, network, resource availability etc. Hard to say as each environment is different.

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    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 6:48 PM
  • No infact just migrating SG's to new storage array. Keeping E2007. thank you Ed
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 8:55 PM
  • Hi Chicojr,

    Thank you for your question.

    In addition Ed’s suggestion, we could refer to the following link to move mailbox on Exchange 2007:

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

    Best Regard,


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    • Marked as answer by Chicojr Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:44 PM
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:16 AM