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Pause all mailbox move request in Exchange

Today is a great day because you need to move mailboxes to a new database. You like to pause the mailbox move request because it is taking a long time. The resume of the mailboxes will be later on the day when the staff will leave work. How to do that? In this article, you will learn how to use the PowerShell commands to get the job done.

Get information move request

First, we need to get the move request of the mailboxes. Run Exchange Management Shell as administrator. Run the following command.

Suspend (pause) all mailbox move request

Run the command to suspend the mailboxes. Note that we are using the -Confirm:$false switch. You will not get a confirmation message asking if you are sure to suspend the move request. After that, check if the move request is in a suspend state.

All the mailbox move request are now Suspended.

Resume all mailbox move request

Now we like to Resume the mailbox move request. Run the command and check if the move request is in a resume state.


In this article, you learned how to pause and resume all mailbox move requests in Exchange. You also learned how to resume all mailbox move requests. I hope that this article was informative to you. Did you enjoy this article? You may like Exchange Server High Availability. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.



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