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Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center

Sometimes you want to move a mailbox or mailboxes to another database in Exchange Server. There are a couple of methods to move a mailbox. You can move a mailbox in Exchange Admin Center (EAC) or with PowerShell. Both ways will work excellent. In this article, you will learn how to move mailboxes in EAC.

Get mailbox

We like to move the mailbox of the following users:

Name Mailbox Size Database
Boris 3.77 GB DB01
Jonathan 2.84 GB DB01
Zoë 3.43 GB DB01

Log into Exchange Admin Center and click servers in the feature pane and follow with mailboxes in the tabs.

mailboxes list view

Create migration batch

Click migration in the tabs. In the toolbar, click on the + icon and choose Move to a different database.

Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center move to different database

Click the + icon to select the mailboxes that you want to move. After selecting the mailboxes, confirm that you can see them in the list and click Next.

Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center select users

Give the migration batch a name, for example, Migration Batch 01. Click Browse and select the target database you like to move this mailbox to. In our example, it’s DB02.

If the mailboxes do have an Archive, and you want to migrate them too, browse and select the target archive database. Click Next.

Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center move configuration

Select the mailbox that will get a report after the migration batch finishes. Click New to start the migration batch. Read more about external recipient for notification emails in migration batch.

Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center start the batch

In the next step, we will check the status of the mailbox move.

Check mailbox move progress

Click in the details pane on View details to get more information regarding the mailbox move.

Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center migration batch in progress

It first will start with Validating the move request.

Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center migration batch validating

Click the refresh icon in the toolbar, and it will change to the status Syncing.

Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center migration batch syncing

Verify mailbox move completion

Migration batch Completed. In the details pane on the right side, you can see if all the mailboxes are finished.

Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center migration batch completed

The migration report is sent to the mailbox that you set up earlier.

Move mailbox in Exchange Admin Center migration report

We can always verify and check the mailbox database location of the mailboxes.

Keep reading: Move mailbox to another database with PowerShell »

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to move mailboxes in Exchange Admin Center. Create a migration batch and add the mailboxes that you like to move. If it’s a single mailbox or many more mailboxes, it’s the same process. The only difference is that you have to select more mailboxes in the migration batch.

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ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

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