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Can Exchange 2010 NEW-MOVEREQUEST command just copy the mailbox instead of deleting the source?

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We are using the combined Exchange Powershell "prepare-moverequest / New-MoveRquest" commands to migrate mailboxes from CompanyA to CompanyB in a cross-forest migration. It is working great but when it runs it deletes the mailbox off of the CompanyA exchange server.

Can the commands be used to do the migration but leave the original mailbox there in case things blow up?
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Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
A move request is exactly that.  It will always delete the source, otherwise it would be a copy-request.

Simply put, the answer is no.

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Commented:
Thanks for the quick reply ALANHARDISTY.
Is there a command that would be better suited than "new-moverequest"?
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
The only other way to achieve what you are trying to do is to export to .pst files the old mailboxes and then import them onto the new server.

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Commented:
I appreciate the attention, but it appears there isn't a fix for the specific thing we wanted to do. Thanks
Co-Owner
Top Expert 2011
Commented:
The correct answer to your question is No, which I stated in my first post.

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Commented:
It not what we were looking for, but awarding points because it was the only attempt at an answer.