Exchange 2016, moving a mailbox after suspending the move
Posted on 2016-11-18
I am in the process of replacing Exchange 2010 on one server with 2016 on another. It is generally going well except for one issue.
I used EAC to move the mailboxes from the old database to the new one and have a problem. The first time I attempted the move, it failed because the original server was offline. It had failed on the first mailbox before I brought the original Exchange back online. Once that was done, the others synced properly.
Because of a prompt that I saw, I used the shell to suspend the move of the failed account. I believe that the command that I used was:
Suspend-MoveRequest -identity "email address here"
The batch finished properly with all but the first account moved.
Since then I've tried to move it with EAC but I've been unsuccessful each time. I can select the one account and go through the steps, but nothing gets moved. If I look at the details of the batch I see "0 selected of 0 total" at the bottom and "There are no items to show in this view" in the table. It looks as if I failed to select the email account to move.
Of course, I COULD have made that mistake the first time; I've done worse before! I was VERY careful the second and third time that I initiated a move and got similar results.
I tried issuing:
Resume-MoveRequest -identity "email address here"
thinking that it may have flagged my address as one not to be moved. I get an error with that it "Couldn't find a move request...". That makes sense to me as the request was cancelled.
What do I need to do to get the last mail account moved?