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Exchange 2010 move mailbox without copy feature

Posted on 2014-04-08
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I know this sounds pretty strange as to why I want to do this but here is the scenario. We are running low on certain DB and would like to move mailboxes without there being a copy left behind to clean up after or to wait to expire. Is there any method command line in Exchange 2010 that allows you to move without keeping the copy or delete the copy as soon as you finish moving the mailbox database.
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by:Patrick Bogers
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Hi

In ESM you can simply move the DB to a completely new harddisk freeing the space right away.
Open ESM, look where your private/public stores are and change the path there, exchange will copy the DB on the fly. (well it needs to dismount shortly)

Move db
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by:Tony Giangreco
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You can also have each user create a PST file and move mail into those PST files.  This will create whitespace in your database and slow or stop it's growth until that whitespace is used for new mail that comes in.
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by:techdrive
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Sorry let me clarify what I am saying. I do not want to create the softdeleted mailbox copy. I was wondering if there was a parameter in the move-mailboxrequest to top the copy from being created or to remove the copy after the mailbox was moved.
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Not that I know of, but you can change the DB's setting to keep deleted mailbox to 0 or 1 day, move mailbox then run Clean-Mailboxdatabase
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wonderful eehotline thanks for the info.
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