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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.
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We like to move the mailbox of the following users:
Log into Exchange Admin Center and click servers in the feature pane and follow with mailboxes in the tabs.
Create migration batch
Click migration in the tabs. In the toolbar, click on the + icon and choose Move to a 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.
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.
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.
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.
It first will start with Validating the move request.
Click the refresh icon in the toolbar, and it will change to the status 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.
The migration report is sent to the mailbox that you set up earlier.
We can always verify and check the mailbox database location of the mailboxes.
Keep reading: Move mailbox to another database with PowerShell »
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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