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Hello,
I have a specific Exchange 2013 database that has unlimited size restrictions. I would like to run a Powershell script that would look at ONLY that database and give me a list of the biggest mailboxes in descending order.  I've tried a couple of different get-mailbox commands and it's not working out perfectly.

Can you please help?
Thanks in advance.
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by:suriyaehnop
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Try use this powershell from microsoft gallery

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124612(v=exchg.160).aspx
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by:-MAS
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Hi,
Please try the below command
Get-Mailbox | Get-MailboxStatistics | select displayname,TotalItemSize | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending

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This is for single database
Get-Mailbox -database database1 | Get-MailboxStatistics | select displayname,TotalItemSize | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending

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Hope it helps
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by:zito2000
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I've attempted all of these commands, but not getting great results unfortunately.  
This command:
Get-MailboxStatistics -Database "Database1"

Gives me a list of mailboxes and item count, but not size.  I'm thinking we could add something to this command to show the size...!?
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Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited -Database "UnlimitedDB" | Get-MailboxStatistics | select-object Displayname, @{expression = {$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()};label="TotalItemSizeMB"} | sort TotalItemSizeMB -Descending 

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if the above doesn't work for you give us the output to be able to help
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Get-MailboxStatististics -Database Database1 | select-object Displayname, @{ n = 'TotalItemSizeMB'; e = {$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()} } | sort TotalItemSizeMB -Descending 

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You need to enumerate the properties you want to get in the output, as the default formatting is not displaying the size and much more. The explicit extraction of the size is recommended because you get a complex object (with sizes in Bytes, GB etc.) otherwise, with no useful default formatting IMHO.
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by:zito2000
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Well this just shifted gears...I ran the command that Akhater described and when I press <enter> it just goes to the next line.  No error, nothing.  I've tried this command on 2 different mailbox servers and tried querying multiple mailbox databases and the same result.  That is bizarre.  See screen shot.  Thoughts?
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by:Qlemo
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Certain there are mailboxes in that database? You should be, as you got results earlier.
Try my more direct suggestion, please.
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by:Akhater
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since you said that Get-MailboxStatistics -Database "Database1" gave back results I am not sure why my command didn't work for you but you could just skip the first part and convert it to the below which would be very much the same as what Qlemo proposed


Get-MailboxStatistics -Database "Database1" | select-object Displayname, @{expression = {$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()};label="TotalItemSizeMB"} | sort TotalItemSizeMB -Descending 

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by:zito2000
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Thanks Qlemo, your solution worked.  Yes, there are mailboxes in there and your command:
Get-MailboxStatististics -Database Database1 | select-object Displayname, @{ n = 'TotalItemSizeMB'; e = {$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()} } | sort TotalItemSizeMB -Descending

Worked perfectly.  
Thank you for your help!
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by:Qlemo
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It remains to be strange, as there should be no difference ...
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get-mailboxstatistics -database "database name" | select DisplayName, ItemCount, TotalItemSize | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending
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