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Temporarily Suspend Delivery to Mailboxes

    Question

  • Hello,

    I am relatively new to exchange, so bear with me here.  I need to temporarily suspend delivery of email to mailboxes while I update Symantec Mail Security on Exchange 2013 cu1.  Would it be easiest to just suspend my mailbox database in Queue Viewer?

    Thanks,

    Josh

    Thursday, December 31, 2015 3:19 PM

Answers

  • Hi Josh,

    Thank you for your question.

    As I am concerned, you could update Symantec Mail Security without suspend queue.  Exchange will work very well.

    If we want to suspend queue if restart Exchange after update, we could use Suspend-Queue to suspend queue, then use Resume-Queue to resume queue after update Symantec Mail Security, we could refer to the steps:

    1. Get the current queue: Get-Queue
    2. Suspend queue: Suspend-Queue –Identity <the identity of queue>
    3. After update: Resume-Queue -Filter {Status -eq "Suspended"}

    We could refer to the following link to learn more about manage queue:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997263%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx 

    Notice: we suggest you update Symantec Mail Security out of production time, because it will reduce the number of queue.

    Best Regard,

    Jim Xu

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    Jim Xu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Josh Bowman Sunday, January 3, 2016 1:52 PM
    Friday, January 1, 2016 6:15 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Josh,

    Thank you for your question.

    As I am concerned, you could update Symantec Mail Security without suspend queue.  Exchange will work very well.

    If we want to suspend queue if restart Exchange after update, we could use Suspend-Queue to suspend queue, then use Resume-Queue to resume queue after update Symantec Mail Security, we could refer to the steps:

    1. Get the current queue: Get-Queue
    2. Suspend queue: Suspend-Queue –Identity <the identity of queue>
    3. After update: Resume-Queue -Filter {Status -eq "Suspended"}

    We could refer to the following link to learn more about manage queue:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997263%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx 

    Notice: we suggest you update Symantec Mail Security out of production time, because it will reduce the number of queue.

    Best Regard,

    Jim Xu

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Jim Xu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Josh Bowman Sunday, January 3, 2016 1:52 PM
    Friday, January 1, 2016 6:15 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    When updating Symantec Mail Security, email would be fail delivery to that mailbox server but will continue to work without issue after the maintenance is complete. 

    If you want, you can put the transport services into maintenance mode. See the "Message Delivery" section here: http://markgossa.blogspot.com/2015/12/exchange-2016-database-availability-group-maintenance.html.

    Thanks.


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    Saturday, January 2, 2016 11:49 PM