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Posted on 2014-02-05
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We're moving our mailboxes from our Exchange 2003 servers to the new 2010 servers.  The majority have been moved and we are down to the few power users.  From the others we know that the downtime is going to be hours and so we need to play it well.  We attempted one and got to many errors.  I found information, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124495(v=exchg.141).aspx, about the WhatIf command to test the move.  However whenever I run it I don't get any real output.  Our guess is that the output is going to some log file, but I cannot find it.  The command I'm running is:

New-MoveRequest -Identity 'tony@domain.com' -TargetDatabase DB01 -WhatIf

I get: What if: Creating move request "domain/Users/Tony".  Then it goes back to the command prompt.
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You won't see any log file at all, all you see is this:

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Then how do I know whether or not there are any issues with the move request?
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The -whatif parameter will only tell you if the mailbox is ready to be moved or not. It won't tell you how long the move will take or if there will be errors during the move.

Are these mailboxes really large? There shouldn't be hours of downtime for a single mailbox.

Have you correctly configured the mailbox throttling on your target CAS? If you haven't, then I highly recommend having a look at the following: http://edmckinzie.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/how-to-speed-up-a-large-exchange-2010-migration/
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Thank you very much.
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