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Error occurred in the step: Moving messages. Failed to copy messages to the destination mailbox store with error: An unknown error has occurred RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm running the following command to delete some mail content before a specified date and receive this error.

    Export-Mailbox -Identity "alias" -IncludeFolders "\Sent Items", "\Deleted Items", "\Inbox" -EndDate "12/31/2013" -DeleteContent

    Mailbox size is approx. 2.4GB with about 16k emails (hence why I'm deleting the old ones)

    I'm running the command as a domain admin which has full mailbox control of the mailbox in question.

    Any idea why I am receiving this error?

    Thanks

    Scott

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:57 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    Please try to sepcify the parameter " BadItemLimit " and "TargetFolder" to check the result.

    If the issue persists, please check if there is any error in application log.


    Cara Chen
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:59 AM
    Moderator
  • This same error does indeed show up in the application event log.

    I don't want the emails exported to another mailbox, just want to delete them. Same error occurs with the BadItemLimit parameter.

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 1:04 PM