When moving mailboxes, sometimes a "ghost" mailbox remains in old store
Posted on 2007-11-27
Hello, we are running Exchnage 2003 SP2 on a Windows 2003 SP1 box. I have 1 storage group with 5 stores(4 mail stores and 1 public folder store).
Recently I have been moving mailboxes from one of my stores to the others b/c I believe someone has some corrupt items in their mailbox. When I do some testing and move my mailbox, my mailbox moves to the new store but also a "ghost" copy will stay behind in the old store. There are never any messages in it and the size is around 500k. I have been moving a bunch of my users and no one has had this happen to them, until last night.
I moved one of my co-workers and the same thing happened to him. His mailbox moved to the new store but a ghost mailbox was left behind in the old store... with no messages items and a size of 600k. The only thing I can really think of that separates my co-worker and I from everyone else is we are domain admins and Exchange admins. Anyone know why this would happen? Also just to let you know, when I move mailboxes, I set it to fail if any corrupt items are found(so I know whose mailbox is the problem).. and since my co-workers mailbox has been moved, im assuming it isn't corrupt.