Solved

exmerge on exchange 2003 failing

Posted on 2011-03-04
6
457 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
hi,
i have a few mailboxes i need to make into pst for archiving.  i have tried to open them in outlook and the export as a pst but 'an unknown error occurred'

next, i am trying to use exmerge.  it fails instantly and the log file says:

[10:06:37] Using attribute 'PR_MESSAGE_DELIVERY_TIME' for date operations.
[10:06:37] Merging data into target store. The program will copy only those messages that do not exist in the target store.
[10:06:37] Associated folder data will NOT be copied to the target store.
[10:06:37] Using 'English (Britain)' (0x809) as the default locale (Code page 1252)
[10:06:37] All mailboxes will be processed, regardless of locale
[10:06:37] Using default locale for all mailboxes
[10:06:37] Initializing worker thread (Thread0)
[10:06:37] Copying data from mailbox 'James ***' ('JAMES') on Server '***' to file 'E:\JAMES.PST'.
[10:06:37] Error configuring message service (MSPST MS) (MAPI_E_EXTENDED_ERROR)  (CMapiSession::CreateEMSPSTProfile)
[10:06:37] Errors encountered. Copy process aborted for mailbox 'James ***' ('JAMES').
[10:06:37] Number of items copied from the source store for all mailboxes processed: 0
[10:06:37] Total number of folders processed in the source store: 0
[10:06:37] 0 mailboxes successfully processed. 1 mailboxes were not successfully processed. 0 non-fatal errors encountered.
[10:06:37] Process completion time: 00:00:00
0
Comment
Question by:alexanderfoti
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Glen Knight earned 500 total points
ID: 35034912
looks like the user you are using to export the mail doesn't have the appropriate permissions to the mailbox.

See here for how to assign the permissions required to use exmerge properly: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821897

Please bear in mind by default members of the Domain Administrators group DO NOT have access to all mailboxes.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:alexanderfoti
ID: 35034968
thanks, it is running now.  will wait just to check it does not error while exporting.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:alexanderfoti
ID: 35035180
exmerge has finished with no errors.

the PST is 2.1GB, but the mailbox is 2.4GB.  Does the PST use compression as well?
0
Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!

 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:Glen Knight
Glen Knight earned 500 total points
ID: 35035185
No, you will have to use filtering (as explained in my guide) if the mailbox is over 2GB because there is a limitation of 2GB with Exmerge.  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2710-Export-mailboxes-using-Exmerge-and-Exchange-2003.html
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:alexanderfoti
ID: 35035206
i see, presumably this limitation does not apply when exporting as a PST from outlook 2010?

also, do you know of a way to find the earliest message in the mailbox?
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 35035216
correct, the limitation does not apply if using Outlook 2010.

As for the earliest message, just use outlook and sort by date?
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question