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Pause a single mailbox move request in Exchange

You are migrating a user or many users. You like to pause (suspend) a single mailbox move request. What if you want to pause all the mailbox move requests? Read the article Pause all mailbox move request in Exchange. In this article, you will learn how to pause a single mailbox move request.

Get information move request

Do you already know which mailbox you want to pause? That is great and proceed to the next step. If not, let’s get the move request statistics. Run Exchange Management Shell as administrator. Run the following command.

[PS] C:\>Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics
 
DisplayName    StatusDetail    TotalMailboxSize               TotalArchiveSize PercentComplete
-----------    ------------    ----------------               ---------------- ---------------
Winster George CopyingMessages 5.063 KB (5,184 bytes)                          21
Doe John       CopyingMessages 2.423 MB (2,540,313 bytes)                      39
Welling Sam    CopyingMessages 302.3 KB (309,603 bytes)                        31
Aston Pamela   CopyingMessages 4.377 MB (4,589,389 bytes)                      24
Brist Walt     CopyingMessages 231.6 MB (242,877,775 bytes)                    42
Troy Brian     CopyingMessages 3.148 GB (3,379,905,224 bytes)                  76

Pause a single mailbox move request in Exchange

We like to pause the mailbox of Doe John. We are using the Suspend-MoveRequest cmdlet. Add the email address or the display name of the user after the -Identity parameter. Run one of the following commands.

[PS] C:\>Suspend-MoveRequest -Identity "john.doe@alitajran.com"

[PS] C:\>Suspend-MoveRequest -Identity "Doe John"

Check the move request statistics. It will show the mailbox as Suspended.

[PS] C:\>Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics
 
DisplayName    StatusDetail    TotalMailboxSize               TotalArchiveSize PercentComplete
-----------    ------------    ----------------               ---------------- ---------------
Winster George CopyingMessages 5.063 KB (5,184 bytes)                          22
Welling Sam    CopyingMessages 302.3 KB (309,603 bytes)                        35
Aston Pamela   CopyingMessages 4.377 MB (4,589,389 bytes)                      27
Brist Walt     CopyingMessages 231.6 MB (242,877,775 bytes)                    44
Troy Brian     CopyingMessages 3.148 GB (3,379,905,224 bytes)                  77
Doe John       Suspended       2.423 MB (2,540,313 bytes)                      41

Resume a single mailbox move request in Exchange

Let’s resume the mailbox move request. We are using the Resume-MoveRequest cmdlet. Run one of the two commands.

[PS] C:\>Resume-MoveRequest -Identity "john.doe@alitajran.com"

[PS] C:\>Resume-MoveRequest -Identity "Doe John"

Check if the move request is in a resume state.

[PS] C:\>Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics
 
DisplayName    StatusDetail    TotalMailboxSize               TotalArchiveSize PercentComplete
-----------    ------------    ----------------               ---------------- ---------------
Doe John       CopyingMessages 2.423 MB (2,540,313 bytes)                      49
Winster George Completed       5.063 KB (5,184 bytes)                          100
Welling Sam    Completed       302.3 KB (309,603 bytes)                        100
Aston Pamela   Completed       4.377 MB (4,589,389 bytes)                      100
Brist Walt     Completed       231.6 MB (242,877,775 bytes)                    100
Troy Brian     Completed       3.148 GB (3,379,905,224 bytes)                  100

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to pause a single mailbox move request in Exchange. You also learned how to resume the mailbox move request. I hope that this article was informative to you. Did you enjoy this article? You may like Error code 451 4.7.500 Server busy email delivery issues. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.

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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