Mailbox move goof. Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 migration. Need help.
Posted on 2014-03-03
Here is my problem:
Exchange 2003 to 2010 migration.
One of the mailboxes completes but with errors. The error was that it could not clean out the source mailbox. This is because the source exchange DB dismounted due to it being too large. (Part of the reason I am doing the migration) Anyway,
I think “no problem” Since the mailbox is full size and showing in the exchange 2010, I will delete it from 2003 manually. I do so. Poof, mailbox gone from both servers. I reconnect via 2003 since there were no options to do so in 2010. The mailbox shows back up on both servers but now it is only the mailbox that sits in 2003 that is showing in both areas. And it is almost empty. I assume during the migration, it almost had it cleaned up. The full sized mailbox that was moved, and was showing up in 2010 before I deleted the user mailbox from 2003 is nowhere to be seen.
To top it all off, the user shows as user now, not as legacy mailbox. But when I look at mailbox properties in 2010 it shows the mailbox is sitting on the old server.
I am in quite a bind.
I have successfully moved about 130 other mailboxes with few issues.
Anyone know how to recover that moved mailbox or where it may have gone? It is not in the disconnected mailbox area.