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  • Hello,

    I was wondering if someone had a powershell script that would allow me to automate breaking a large mailbox (222gb) into multiple .pst files.  We have a journal mailbox that the archiving software is not able to handle, so we are going to break it down into multiple .pst files and import them into the archive.  We can do this manually with Outlook, but was wondering if someone might have a way to automate it with powershell.

    We are running 2013 SP1 CU5.

    Thanks, and let me know if you need more information.

    Jason

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 9:35 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jason,

    To do this you can simply use the same cmdlet to export the mailbox with date range limit.

    Cheers,



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    • Marked as answer by Jchopp5396 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:59 PM
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:45 PM
  • In 2010 you would use the New-MailboxExportRequest, I'm pretty sure 2013 is the same.  Here it is:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607299%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    I haven't used it lately, but had a journaling issue very similar to yours and had to export to multiple mailboxes, then archive those mailboxes.  It was not too bad. 


    Matt Brock

    • Marked as answer by Jchopp5396 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:59 PM
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 9:46 PM

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  • In 2010 you would use the New-MailboxExportRequest, I'm pretty sure 2013 is the same.  Here it is:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607299%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    I haven't used it lately, but had a journaling issue very similar to yours and had to export to multiple mailboxes, then archive those mailboxes.  It was not too bad. 


    Matt Brock

    • Marked as answer by Jchopp5396 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:59 PM
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 9:46 PM
  • Yes I have seen that, but how do you tell it to split it into multiple?  Does it simply do it on its own when you put in the command to go to a .pst?
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:01 PM
  • Hi Jason,

    To do this you can simply use the same cmdlet to export the mailbox with date range limit.

    Cheers,



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    www.ntweekly.com

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    • Marked as answer by Jchopp5396 Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:59 PM
    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:45 PM
  • Thank you Shimon1 and Stereobrd.  That will work.

    Jason

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:59 PM
  • Hi,

    You can also use Outlook to export it to PST files.

    Thanks,


    Simon Wu
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, February 13, 2015 8:57 AM