Cancel mailbox moves already in progess from within Exchange 2007 management shell ?

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I started moving a database of mailboxes from an old 2003 Exchange server to a newer 2007 Exchange server. At the pace it's going, I'm not certain it will finish all the mailboxes before people start coming back into the office in the morning.

I started the moves from within the Exchange Management Shell. Is there a specific command I use to stop them ? My understanding of the mailbox moves is that Exchange is literally copying the contents from one server to another, for redundancy in case of power loss, etc, in case a mailbox was not finished copying.

Could I just restart the server early in the morning to stop the rest of the moves ? Some other way ?

THANKS!
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Senior Systems Admin
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
If you used a Powershell command like import mailbox, you can just hit CTRL+C to cancel the process and get out of the script. Realistically, we need to know the method you used to initiate the mail-box move to tell you how to stop it safely :D

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The command was as such:

Get-Mailbox –Database “DCEXCH\First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (DCEXCH)” | Move-Mailbox –TargetDatabase “E2K7\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database” –MaxThreads 20
AkhaterSolutions Architect
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why to stop them ? only people that are being moved will be affected the rest can work normally

all this being said just press CTRL + C it should cancel the process when it is safe to do so
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Thanks for the comments and info.

I only want to stop them because we have over 1000, good paying, hard working franchise owners that have about 1 GB mailboxes. It would be possible financial loss for them not to have email access during M-F business hours, so we're trying to minimize their email downtime as much as possible.

In the Move Mailbox wizard GUI, there is a check box to "stop processing after X amount of hours". Is there an equivalent or similar type CLI switch / parameter I could have used ?

Thanks again.
AkhaterSolutions Architect

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as far as I know there is nothing like that in the powershell.
Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project Lead
Top Expert 2013

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Maybe you can kill the process and then take manual PST's and move over to the new server .... but reverting back is not possible

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