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Move over 1000 mailboxes to a different storage groups powershell script

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Hello,

I have to move over 1000 mailboxes this weekend into different storage groups. I have a txt file with all the aliases. I would like to use this txt file and schedule the move. Is there a powershell script that will allow me to move 10 mailboxes at a time?

Tacobell2000
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by:FDiskWizard
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have you tested any moves manually? That's a lot of mailboxes. Are they very big?
Look at this:
http://www.exchangeninjas.com/MoveMBsToTargetMD
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take your text file and put it into one column in excel
add column header for alias and database
then put the name of your mailbox databases next to the user in the database column
save it as a csv file so it looks like the following

"alias",database"
"test","mail\sg1\mdb1"

then you could run the following
import-csv c:\mbxs.csv | foreach-object { Move-Mailbox $_.alias -TargetDatabase $_.database }
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by:Tacobell2000
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this is what I'm doing...

$users = get-content Aliases.txt
$users | move-mailbox -TargetDatabase "server\SG1\Mailbox Database" -MaxThreads 10




and this is what i get:

Move-Mailbox : The input object cannot be bound to any parameters for the comma
nd either because the command does not take pipeline input or the input and its
 properties do not match any of the parameters that take pipeline input.
At line:1 char:22


Powershell freezes up and nothing happens......then i must move the mailbox using move-mailbox command

any ideas?

Tacobell2000
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i would just run

Get-Content c:\aliases.txt | Move-Mailbox -TargetDatabase "server\SG1\Mailbox Database" -MaxThreads 10

can you post the error from the shell
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by:Tacobell2000
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it is working now!!!

thank you Endital!!
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