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Move mailbox to another DB on the same exchange server, exchange 2010

HI Guys,

I have a large database of over 230GB, I am trying to brek down the size of the DB by creating four new DBs and sharing the mailboxes accross them.

Thing is I dont see the option to create a move request when I try ..Do I have to use power shell or is there something I am missing.

Thanx for your help

~Richard
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Richard_Steiner

8/22/2022 - Mon
Manpreet SIngh Khatra

Do you want to move all mailboxes at the same time or in Bunches ?

When you right click a Mailbox in EMC you would get an Option to Local Move request.

How to Move Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2010
http://exchangeserverpro.com/move-mailboxes-exchange-server-2010

Move Mailboxes by Using the MoveMailbox.ps1 Script in the Shell
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd876878.aspx

- Rancy
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You can use local move request that you should see in EMC when you right click on the mailbox OR you can use shell.

Ref: http://lh3.ggpht.com/_1Z-H-ni-Cj0/TA4hCJ2UWXI/AAAAAAAAA5c/jM0MxR483pE/New%20Local%20Move%20Request%5B3%5D.jpg

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@sushil84: Precisely the solution has been offered in the first two answers - what are you trying to answer with these links that is left unanswered, please respond.

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abdulalikhan

After the creation of DB mount the DB and go to Recipient Configuration - mailbox, Select the user who you want to move, right click on the user, click 'New local move request' and move the different DB. You can also select multiple users at the same time.
Richard_Steiner

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with power shell i can iniate a move request ..but I dont see the move request option using EMC

I am moving them in bunches to different DBs so as to have smaller DBs instead of one very large DB
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Manpreet SIngh Khatra

When you highlight a user in EMC dont you see that in Action Pane ?

What if you right click a user ? If so can you please share a screenshot :)

- Rancy
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Richard, which version of E2010 are you at - RTM / SP1 / SP2?

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@Jimit: Please refresh your screen before posting. Issue stands resolved.

Also, I had asked for your opinion on other threads too - if you can, please respond on them.

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Good to see its resolved.
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solved it