Cannot Move Exchange 2010 Arbitration Mailbox

Posted on 2012-08-13
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I have created a new database and moved all of our mailboxes to the new database (MXDB-01) but I couldn't remove the old database (Database 1).  After some research I found that the original database had two mailboxes (system mailbox and federated email) that need to be moved to the new database.  This is where I have trouble.

I cannot mount Database 1 and cannot move the arbitration mailboxes to the new database.  Any help is appreciated.
Question by:Cogit140
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Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 1500 total points
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Its not necessary you can always remove them as well.

Get-mailbox -arbitration (get the list)

Get-mailbox -arbitration | Remove-Mailbox

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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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The first error says Mailbox database is Offline ... please mount the database and then try to move the mailbox .... if the DB is dismounted Move can never work.

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I am unable to do either command.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Make sure both the Source and Target MailboxDatabase are mounted

Get-Mailbox -Arbitration -Database "Database 1" | New-MoveRequest -TargetDatabase "MXDB-01"

- Rancy

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