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removing 2010 mailstore

Posted on 2011-02-28
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Good day,

After some white space problems, I created new mailstores for our users and moved the mails boxes sucessfully. The mailstore with the issue is now empty. what would be the best practice way to remove this store and free up the space?

Thank you
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There are arbitration mailboxes that you will need to clear up first, see here for how: http://muc-ug.org.in/index.php/how-to/exchange-2010/94-default-mailbox-database-a-move-arbitration-mailboxes.html

Once that's done you can delete the mailbox.
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ok thanks... after reading that, are the mailboxes it discusses invisible as i dont see them in the old mailstore?
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by:Akhater
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you will need to add the -arbitration to see them

get-mailbox -database oldbname -arbitration | new-moverequest -TargetDatabase NewDbName >>> to move them
or simply get-mailbox -database oldbname -arbitration to see them
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ok i can the commands noted in the blog and did indeed see the hidden box. this leads me to ask where do put these?. we have gone from one default mailstore that was created when exchange was set up  to 2 new stores.
Does it matter where i put them?
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No it does't matter where you move them you can move them to any mailbox database you have
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worked like a treat.. thank you so much
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