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Need to export mailboxes from Exchange? Hate using exmerge to do so. Gone are the days of exmerge. Well, not entirely. But welcome to the days of New-MailboxExportRequest. Much longer and cooler command than exmerge ever thought about being.

C:\>New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox cedge -FilePath \\\pst\cedge.pst

You then receive confirmation that the export has been queued:

Name Mailbox Status
---- ------- ------
MailboxExport Queued

To view the status, swap New with Get (Get-MailboxExportRequest):


The output is as follows:

Name Mailbox Status
---- ------- ------
MailboxExport InProgress

To get even more info, use the -Name option with Get-MailboxExportRequest, identifying the actual process name.

Get-MailboxExportRequest -Name MailboxExport | fl

The output is as follows:

RunspaceId : xxxxxxx-aaaa-bbbb-cccc-zzzzzzzzz
FilePath : \\\pst\cedge.pst
SourceDatabase : MB-HO-01
Mailbox :
Name : MailboxExport
RequestGuid : aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-000000000000
RequestQueue : AA-BB-02
Flags : IntraOrg, Push
BatchName :
Status : InProgress
Protect : False
Suspend : False
Direction : Push
RequestStyle : IntraOrg
OrganizationId :
Identity :\MailboxExport
IsValid : True

To check the progress of all mailbox export requests, pipe Get-MailboxExportRequest into Get-MailboxExportRequestStatistics:

C:\>Get-MailboxExportRequest | Get-MailboxExportRequestStatistics

The output shows the completion percentage of each process Name:

Name Status SourceAlias PercentComplete
---- ------ ----------- ---------------
MailboxExport InProgress cedge 20

To clear completed requests:

C:\>Get-MailboxExportRequest | where {$_.status -eq "Completed"} | Remove-MailboxExportRequest

October 31st, 2013

Posted In: Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server

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