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Export Disconnected Mailboxes to PST RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there any way to export ALL disconnected mailboxes to PST. I can get all my disconnected mailboxes using 

    Get-MailboxStatistics -Database "natexchange2\mailbox storage database" | where-object { $_.DisconnectDate -ne $null}

    But from get-mailboxstatistics i can only get displayname as an identifier but it needs quotes around it before I can pipe it to export-mailbox - is this possible?

     


    Hibs Ya Bass!
    Friday, April 29, 2011 10:08 PM

Answers

  • Also if you are using Exchange 2010 then export-mailbox does not work for 2010. you must be using new-exportmailbox for this.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff459227.aspx

     


    Anil
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 12:55 PM
  • Hi Hibs,

     

    Per my knowledge, Export-mailbox cannot export disconnected mailboxes. If you want to export disconnected mailboxes to PST, you can achieve the goal by this way:

     

    Create temp users, and connect the disconnected mailboxes to the temp users. Use Export-mailbox to export the (reconnected )mailboxes to PST files. After you export the mailboxes, you can disable all the (reconnected )mailboxes.

     

    If you only want to save the disconnected mailboxes, you also can follow Mike’s suggestion in this thread:

     

    Export-Mailbox on Disconnected Mailboxes?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/exchangesvradmin/thread/460B10DF-BCC5-4DBD-AB4B-0F06ACBE6219

     

    Thanks,

     

    Evan


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    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 7:27 AM
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  • Hi Hibs,

    Alternatively, you can move all disconnected mailbox in one databse and export all mailbox in PST. If you run: Get-Mailbox –Database "EDB Databse" | Export-Mailbox –PSTFolderPath c:\PSTs it will export all mailboxes within the Mailbox Database market-dept.edb to PST files.

    I did not test it but you can have a try :)

     


    Anil
    Saturday, April 30, 2011 3:58 AM
  • Hi Hibs,

    Any update about your issue ?


    Anil
    Monday, May 2, 2011 3:06 AM
  • Hi Hibs,

     

    Per my knowledge, Export-mailbox cannot export disconnected mailboxes. If you want to export disconnected mailboxes to PST, you can achieve the goal by this way:

     

    Create temp users, and connect the disconnected mailboxes to the temp users. Use Export-mailbox to export the (reconnected )mailboxes to PST files. After you export the mailboxes, you can disable all the (reconnected )mailboxes.

     

    If you only want to save the disconnected mailboxes, you also can follow Mike’s suggestion in this thread:

     

    Export-Mailbox on Disconnected Mailboxes?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/exchangesvradmin/thread/460B10DF-BCC5-4DBD-AB4B-0F06ACBE6219

     

    Thanks,

     

    Evan


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 7:27 AM
    Moderator
  • Also if you are using Exchange 2010 then export-mailbox does not work for 2010. you must be using new-exportmailbox for this.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff459227.aspx

     


    Anil
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 12:55 PM
  • In order to export all disconnected mailboxes to PST you can try out creating temp account and manually map all the mailboxes to live account. After that use export -mailbox move all the mailboxes into PST files. Finally after exporting is done delete the temp account.

    There is no guarantee for success using the above method but you can try out. Also if the all the solutions fails to work you need to export disconnected mailbox to pst using third party tools.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 5:16 AM