In Exchange 2010, how do I change which Exchange server mailbox database a particular user mailbox uses AFTER the user mailbox has already been created?

In Exchange 2010, how do I change which Exchange server mailbox database a particular user mailbox uses AFTER the user mailbox has already been created?

Also, I think that some of the user mailboxes might have actually been created without being connected to a mailbox database.

So, how do I verify that a particular user mailbox is indeed connected to a mailbox database and how do I change which Exchange server mailbox database a particular user mailbox uses AFTER the user mailbox has already been created?
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manav08Commented:
Knowledgable,

When creating users in Exchange 2010, make sure you do not create them via Active Directory Users and Computers or else the mailbox will not automatically be created.
Open up Exchange Management console-> Recipient Configuration -> Mailbox and create your users with mailboxes from here.

There are lots of ways to verify if a user mailbox is connected -
1. As a rule of thumb if you browse to  Exchange Management console-> Recipient Configuration -> Mailbox and you do not see the username listed there, it means that particular user doesn't have a mailbox.
2. To double check though you can always use the Get-Mailbox command against the user-id and if it fails, it means no account exists. You will type this command in "Exchange Management Shell". Example - "Get-Mailbox -Identity username"
3. To move a mailbox to another database you can right click the mailbox under recipient configuration and choose "New Move Request". For a full GUI based tutorial go here - http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/moving-mailboxes-exchange-2010-part1.html
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gupnitCommented:
Hi,
You can move mailboxes using Lcal Move Request http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124495.aspx
If a user has got no mailbox, then either he/she will be a contact or will not be visible under Recipeint Management in EMC
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Nitin Gupta
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Glen KnightCommented:
As gupnit has said to move a mailbox between mailstores you would use the New Local Move request option.

If they have no mailbox they will not appear in the Exchange Management Console.

It's also worth noting that in Exchange 2019 the mailbox databases are organisational objects rather than server objects.  So whilst the database file is "homed" on a specific server it can be mounted on any.
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