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How do I know if an Exchange mailbox has an archive?

Posted on 2016-08-17
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I am writing a PowerShell Script for Exchange 2013 to export all mailboxes and archives to a PST.  When there is an archive the script works with no issues, however when there is none I get the message below:

Mailbox 'Alex Simmons' has no archive. + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (True:SwitchParameter) [New-MailboxExportRequest], MailboxLacksArchivePermanentException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DCF7E01A,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.NewMailboxExportRequest + PSComputerName        : 2013-exchange.contoso.com

Does anyone have any input on how I can determine if there is an archive.  Below I have the PowerShell script that I am trying to run.  I would think there is some type of ‘if’ command that would say, if(mailbox == IsArhcive) extract it.

#Iterate through each mailbox on the current Exchange server.
foreach ($mailBoxName in (Get-Mailbox)){
	#Start export of current mailbox.
	New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $mailBoxName.Alias -FilePath "${uncOutputDirectoryString}$($mailBoxName.Alias).pst"

	#Wait for the export to complete.
	while(!(Get-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $mailBoxName.Alias -Status Completed))
	{
		Start-Sleep -s 300
	}
			
	
	#Export Archive
	#ToDo: How do i determine if there is an archive?
	New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $mailBoxName.Alias -IsArchive -FilePath "${uncOutputDirectoryString}$($mailBoxName.Alias).IsArchive.pst"

	#Wait for the export to complete.
	while(!(Get-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $mailBoxName.Alias -Status Completed))
	{
		Start-Sleep -s 300
	}
}

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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by:David Sankovsky
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I haven't a ready code, but if you use Get-Mailbox <mailbox> |fl ArchiveDataBase you should get an empty string if it has none.

That should help you filter out which mailboxes do have archives.
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Ibrahim Benna earned 500 total points
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To add on to David's suggestion, you can run the following command to get you a list of mailboxes that only have archives

get-mailbox | where {$_.ArchiveDatabase -ne $null}

To do the opposite and find mailboxes without any archive mailboxes run this


get-mailbox | where {$_.ArchiveDatabase -eq $null}
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by:rye004
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DeBlackman,  Thank you for your input, it was very helpful.  I have written the following below which I think is going to work.
function ExportMailBox ($mailBoxName, $isArchive, $outputPath){

    #Call New-MailboxExportRequest here.

}

"mailboxes with an archive:"
foreach ($mailBoxName in (Get-Mailbox | where {$_.ArchiveDatabase -ne $null})){

    ExportMailBox -mailBoxName $mailBoxName, -isArchive False, -outputPath "...."
    ExportMailBox -mailBoxName $mailBoxName, -isArchive True, -outputPath "...."

}

"mailboxes without an archive:"
foreach ($mailBoxName in (Get-Mailbox | where {$_.ArchiveDatabase -eq $null})){

    ExportMailBox -mailBoxName $mailBoxName, -isArchive False, -outputPath "...."

}

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