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Import-mailbox command questions

Hi All,

I just want to ask clarification, what would be the impact from the user outlook if I do the Import-mailbox from the server to import multiple PSTs into the user mailbox ?

1. is there any outage at their end ?
2. what will be overwritten / deleted when doing the import from that cmdlet ?

Because usually i do manual import from the Outlook client but never from the server end.



http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/management-administration/exchange-2007-sp1-mailbox-management-part1.html

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yes it is Exchange Server 2007 SP1
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Hm.. it seems that it is impractical to import the old backup archive from the server due to the inability to choose the restored destination like:

specifying the item parent tree location to restore the backup since we have no knowledge of the person mailbox structure.
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ahh ok, so from what I understand, suppose I have several PST files exported from the same user mailbox, it will all be restored into the default "Mailbox -Username" root location ?
Yes
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ok, so here's the command:

Add-MailboxPermission -Identity john -User MyUsername -AccessRights FullAccess
Import-Mailbox -Identity john@contoso.com -PSTFolderPath C:\PSTFiles\john.pst
Yes and if you want to evaluate the commands or processes check out the ValidateOnly and the WhatIf parameters in these docs.  Just make sure you add the parameters to the end of the string

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb629586.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691363(EXCHG.80).aspx 

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Sure Lucid, many thanks for your help and willingness to response.
NP, have a great evening and let me know if you need anything else on this and I will do all I can to assists until you think its worthy of some points :-)

Now I am really leaving ..... LOL
Thanks for the points much appreciated!
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no worries mate, very glad to have issue resolved in less than one day in this forum :-)
have a great weekend.
Yes this is a great forum and you have a great weekend as well!