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Problem with SBS2008/Exchange2007 mailbox maxes out at 2gb ???

    Question

  • Hi,

    I created the mailbox via the SBS console and then set its limit to 4gb
    instead of the default 2gb.

    I am then using a seperate box running the 32bit exch2007 tools and
    powershell to import the mailbox from a PST.  The mailbox in question was
    too big (2.2gb) and so I exported it into 2 PST files, one with deleted
    only, and one with everything else.

    The import works fine until it hits the 2gb limit and says:

    Import-Mailbox : Error was found for Test User2 (TestUser2@mycompany.com)
    because: Error occurred in the step: Moving messages. This mailbox exceeded
    the maximum number of corrupted items specified for this move mailbox
    operation., error code: -1056749110

    When I go into Outlook 2007 under this user and try to compose/save a
    message, it says:

    "Mailbox Cleanup" You have exceeded the size limit on your mailbox.

    If I right click mailbox, properties, folder size --> 2097166 KB which is
    technically 14KB over a 2Gb limit.

    If I run this powershell command:

    get-mailbox | ft name,*quota*

    And it was 4gb.

    Any ideas ???

    Thanks,

    Alan
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 1:31 AM

Answers

  • How long did you wait after changing the mailbox quota?  This can take up to two hours to take effect unless you restart the Information Store or update the registry.
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    "Alan Kamrowski II" wrote in message news:310f05af-123d-4585-a95c-10a6e25820a4...
    Hi,

    I created the mailbox via the SBS console and then set its limit to 4gb
    instead of the default 2gb.

    I am then using a seperate box running the 32bit exch2007 tools and
    powershell to import the mailbox from a PST.  The mailbox in question was
    too big (2.2gb) and so I exported it into 2 PST files, one with deleted
    only, and one with everything else.

    The import works fine until it hits the 2gb limit and says:

    Import-Mailbox : Error was found for Test User2 (TestUser2@mycompany.com)
    because: Error occurred in the step: Moving messages. This mailbox exceeded
    the maximum number of corrupted items specified for this move mailbox
    operation., error code: -1056749110

    When I go into Outlook 2007 under this user and try to compose/save a
    message, it says:

    "Mailbox Cleanup" You have exceeded the size limit on your mailbox.

    If I right click mailbox, properties, folder size --> 2097166 KB which is
    technically 14KB over a 2Gb limit.

    If I run this powershell command:

    get-mailbox | ft name,*quota*

    And it was 4gb.

    Any ideas ???

    Thanks,

    Alan

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    • Marked as answer by Allen Song Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:09 AM
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 2:26 AM

All replies

  • How long did you wait after changing the mailbox quota?  This can take up to two hours to take effect unless you restart the Information Store or update the registry.
    --
    Ed Crowley MVP
    "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    .
    "Alan Kamrowski II" wrote in message news:310f05af-123d-4585-a95c-10a6e25820a4...
    Hi,

    I created the mailbox via the SBS console and then set its limit to 4gb
    instead of the default 2gb.

    I am then using a seperate box running the 32bit exch2007 tools and
    powershell to import the mailbox from a PST.  The mailbox in question was
    too big (2.2gb) and so I exported it into 2 PST files, one with deleted
    only, and one with everything else.

    The import works fine until it hits the 2gb limit and says:

    Import-Mailbox : Error was found for Test User2 (TestUser2@mycompany.com)
    because: Error occurred in the step: Moving messages. This mailbox exceeded
    the maximum number of corrupted items specified for this move mailbox
    operation., error code: -1056749110

    When I go into Outlook 2007 under this user and try to compose/save a
    message, it says:

    "Mailbox Cleanup" You have exceeded the size limit on your mailbox.

    If I right click mailbox, properties, folder size --> 2097166 KB which is
    technically 14KB over a 2Gb limit.

    If I run this powershell command:

    get-mailbox | ft name,*quota*

    And it was 4gb.

    Any ideas ???

    Thanks,

    Alan

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    • Marked as answer by Allen Song Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:09 AM
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 2:26 AM
  • Hi Alan

    The error message is: 
    This mailbox exceeded the maximum number of corrupted items specified for this move mailbox

    Try "Import-mailbox ..... -BadItemLimit 100"
    If you have the same error, increase the parameter "-BadItemLimit"

    Regards
    Pano Boschung

    • Marked as answer by Allen Song Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:09 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Allen Song Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:09 AM
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:03 PM
  • Hi,

    For the Exchange 2007 associated with SBS2008, please post it on the below forum:
    SBS 2008 NewsGroup:
    https://connect.microsoft.com/sbs08/community/discussion/richui/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

    Thanks

    Allen

    Monday, May 17, 2010 5:21 AM
  • Hi,

    Ed - you are the man!  Restarted it, and was able to import properly.

    Pano - I know it seemed like an odd message and at first I thought my PST was corrupted, but I found if I loaded file1.pst before file2.pst it claimed file2.pst was corrupted, but if I loaded file2.pst before file1.pst it would claim file1.pst is corrupted.  It failed right at the 2gb full mark.

    Thanks,

    Alan

    Monday, May 17, 2010 2:23 PM
  • See the following article for a registry change that will reduce this issue:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327378

    Long experience has shown that you can change this number to 15 minutes with no observable ill effect, although Microsoft might tell you to not go lower than 20 minutes.
    --
    Ed Crowley MVP
    "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    .
    "Alan Kamrowski II" wrote in message news:cb440152-4373-47e7-9923-797f3536ec18...

    Hi,

    Ed - you are the man!  Restarted it, and was able to import properly.

    Pano - I know it seemed like an odd message and at first I thought my PST was corrupted, but I found if I loaded file1.pst before file2.pst it claimed file2.pst was corrupted, but if I loaded file2.pst before file1.pst it would claim file1.pst is corrupted.  It failed right at the 2gb full mark.

    Thanks,

    Alan


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 3:16 AM