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Merging Online Archive Back into Main Mailbox RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a few users who requested online archives in Exchange because we felt their mailfiles would get too large.   We've decided to go a different way with our Exchange archiving and I need to merge these "Online Archive" boxes back into the main mailbox before disabling them.   Is there a powershell script or other function to merge these boxes back together before I remove the Archive?  

    I've found if I just disable the archive the messages that are in those boxes are lost.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 3:55 PM

Answers

  • You could use the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet with the -IsArchive switch to export the archive mailbox to a PST, then use the New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet to import the PST into the primary mailbox.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 4:10 PM
    Moderator

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  • You could use the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet with the -IsArchive switch to export the archive mailbox to a PST, then use the New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet to import the PST into the primary mailbox.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 4:10 PM
    Moderator
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    Frank Wang

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    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:56 AM