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Exchange 2010 Archive Mailbox moved to another database but copy still remains in the source

Dear All,

I have moved some users archive mailboxes in Exchange 2010 to another database. They have actually copied themselves to the second database meaning no space has been freed on the drive hosting the original database. Also I do not have the "New Local Move Request" option available for these users too as they are still showing up with the green arrow in exchange management console.

Today, I set the Mailbox retention for the Archive database to 2 days as I thought it could be waiting for this time to expire before mailboxes are cleared from the database. I am not sure if this is the problem.

Thanks for any help on this matter.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Rajkumar Duraisamy

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Neil Russell

The following will remove he "Deleted" orriginal for you safely.

Get-MailboxStatistics -Database "YourDataBaseName" |  foreach {Remove-StoreMailbox -Database $_.database -Identity $_.mailboxguid -MailboxState SoftDeleted}
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Thanks very much Rajkumar for providing insight into the matter and Neilsr for the quick fix. I will try it and update you guys.
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