Exchange 2003 migration to Exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I login to my Exchange 2010 server and go to "Recipient Configuration: and select a user - for instance "Brian Agner".  I select the "New Local Move Request" and it shows it going through the motions of moving this mailbox, and  states that it has completed sucessfully.  When I am finished I close out of Exchange Management Console and then re=open it back up.  I chek the properties and it states that it is still on the old 2003 Server.  Why?  Thank you!
Question by:gomezc12
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    It's most probably a large mailbox and still moving or simply queued.

    You can check the status of the move request via EMS:
    Get-MoveRequest -Identity ''

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    or via EMC -> Recipient Config -> Move Request.

    See the following links for further reading:

    Hope this helps.


    Author Comment

    PoserShell showed that the mailbox showed that it failed so I tried to move the mailbox from PowerShell and I received the following message:
    Mailbox 'Moore, David' is already being moved to 'Mailbox Database 0296088125'
    FullyQualifiedErrorId: F148F5AF, Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.NewMoveRequest
    But if you run the command: Get-MoveRequest -Identity ''  from PowerShell you get the status "Failed".
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    Go to EMC -> Recipient Config -> Move Request -> In the actions pane choose Clear Move Request.

    See the following link for more info:

    When attempting the initial move request, you can opt to Skip Corrupted Messages, choose a max of 50 and try again.

    From previous occasions, I have seen that it takes a few corrupted message to cause this sort of issue.

    Author Closing Comment

    This was great!  Thank you so much for your help with this issue!
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    You're welcome ;)

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