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Force Local move request if source database is unable to be mounted

Posted on 2012-09-10
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Last Modified: 2012-09-16
We have an exchange 2010 server that had a raid-5 failure. we're working on restoring the old database, but we need to get it back up and running.

Is there a way to force a local mailbox move to the newly created database on a new volume when the old database is inaccessible?
Question by:Timothy McCartney
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you can perform dialtone recovery http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979810.aspx but users will not have access to old data but they will be able to send/recieve

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Using dial tone portability, users can have a temporary mailbox for sending and receiving e-mail while their original mailbox is being restored or repaired.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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New-MoveRequest –identity username –TargetDatabase “database name” -ConfigurationOnly

This command will move users mailbox to a new Database with just information but no old data as said earlier.

- Rancy
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Thank you for the responses.Configuration only does not work for exchange 2010. After some research, I used the following command. Get-mailbox -Database 'DB1' | Set-Mailbox -Database 'DB1'

This moved all users to the new database without needing the old one.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Good to know ... i guess then it was left with E2k7 :)

So what next do we currently working on ?

- Rancy

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by:Timothy McCartney
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The command I used to solve my issue was not listed by other experts.

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