Merge a mailbox from one mailbox to another

Posted on 2009-03-31
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a problem in Exchange 2007 that I have multiple duplicate mailboxes (as a rusult of a mass import from 2003.  I need to combine the messages from one mailbox to another.  I suppose I can export to PST and import into the other one, but I was wondering if I could do something in the shell to accomplish the same thing.
Any ideas?
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ID: 24026866
Move-mailbox with -allowmerge option should accomplish what you need

Author Comment

ID: 24027064
I'm not actually moving from one server to another, these two mailboxes are on one server in one datastore.  This command does not seem to do What I need done.  Any other ideas?
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ID: 24027070
move-mailbox will work in the same datastore
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ID: 24027146
Ok move-mailbox won't work in your case since both users are already on the new server.

Sorry I miss-read your question.

Export-mailbox, import-mailbox is one of the options

Author Comment

ID: 24027255
I was hoping there was another way....exporting to a PST on a 32-bit machine then importing to the second mailbox is a bit time consuming, but that will work.

Thank you for your thoughts.
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Expert Comment

ID: 24027285
I know exchange 2007 allows you to merge mailboxes from the recovery storage group, I have never tested that though and I don't know if it can work in your case

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