Microsoft Exchange Error in moving user mailboxes

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I tried to remove my old server and tried to move my user mailboxes to the new server only to be greeted with the error saying,

“This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes or arbitration mailboxes. Before you can remove this mailbox database, you must disable, move or remove user mailboxes and move arbitration mailboxes. ” I have attached a screenshot image of the error for you to have a clear view on it. I hope this helps.
 
I noticed that the database is quite empty where in fact the error message states that there are system mailboxes called Arbitration mailboxes.
 
As of now, I am doing the final part of removing the server which is decommissioning the old server. I had a hard time doing it because for quite some time, I haven’t done the migration to another server.
 
I've been struggling so badly during this migration. The last thing I need right now is to fix the cause of any problems with the Exchange Server 2010. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Microsoft Exchange Error in moving user mailboxes

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Dear Hannah timothy,
 
The arbitration mailbox is used to store original messages that are awaiting approval. It's created by default.
 

In order to see these arbitration mailboxes in your database use the command:

  • Get-Mailbox –Database <database name> arbitration | ft –wrap –auto
 
And to get rid of them, you should move them to another DB using this command:
 
  • New-MoveRequest –Identity "<the arbitration database alias shown in the previous command>" –TargetDatabase <the other DB name>
 
In order to see the move request "Completed" status, type the following command:
 
  • Get-MoveRequest –SourceDatabase <the first database name>
 
Now, clear the Move Request
 
  • Remove-MoveRequest "<alias>"
 
Hope this may help you.
 
Best of luck.
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Answered By 0 points N/A #90998

Microsoft Exchange Error in moving user mailboxes

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Hello Hannah,

This error appears when you try to remove the Exchange Server 2010 from the environment then this error shows at least one time. To solve this issue you should remove the chat server hosted databases along with the Exchange server 2010. The exchange server does not allow the user to remove the server if there are mailboxes present. Now to remove the error successfully, please follow the steps given below:

1- Please move all of your mail boxes to any other database or simply just remove them if you do not need them.

2- Now Run the following command: Get-Mailbox –Database DB001 –Arbitration | Remove-Mailbox –RemoveLastArbitrationMailboxAllowed:$True . This command is used for the removal of arbitration mailboxes.

This will work for you.

Thanks

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