Exchange 2007 move mailbox stuck at "Opening source mailbox"
Posted on 2010-09-24
Scenario: Exchange 2007 move mailbox stuck at "Opening source mailbox"
Summary: I tried to move a mailbox from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2007 and the same is stuch at "Opening source mailbox". The mailbox was around 300MB and waited for around 30 - 40 mins and assuming it will role back (its should by design), I closed the powershell window.
Its been more than 2-3 hours now and when I try to access the users mailbox it says, "Log in failed because the mailbox you tried to access is being moved. The mailbox cannot be accessed until this operation is complete. Please wait and try again later".
I disconnected the user from the mailbox and reconnected post running Clean-MailboxDatabase cmdlet (Run cleanup agent in Exchange 2003).
Its still says the same while accessing the user mailbox.
Now, I know its not AD replication or anything because I took the information store offline and back online and now the mailbox works flawless.
My servers are updated with all SP's and the behaviour is the same when I tried to move another mailbox.
We cant keep doing this, so I am worried.
Has anyone seen this behavior? Please assist.