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Moved user mailbox in Exchange without disabling archiving in EV.

Created: 16 Nov 2012 • Updated: 30 May 2013 | 9 comments
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Exchange mailbox had been moved from Location A to Location B Exchange server which is served by different EV server. But the archiving was not disabled for this user before the exchange mailbox was moved.Now I want to move the user archive from EV server in Location A to EV server in Location B.

Location A and B have seperate Exchange and EV server but are under same domain.
EV servers in location A and B have seperate site.

Which of the below steps would be best to move the user archive from Location A to Location B.

1. Disable user archive using below SQL command:
USE EnterpriseVaultDirectory
update dbo.ExchangeMailboxEntry set MbxArchivingState = '2' where DefaultVaultId = '12345xxxxxxx'

2. Move archive to EV server in Location B where mailbox has been moved.

3. Enable archiving on EV server in new location B and while enabling will select the user old archive which has been moved from Location A to Location B.

     (OR)

1. Disable user archive using below SQL command:
USE EnterpriseVaultDirectory
update dbo.ExchangeMailboxEntry set MbxArchivingState = '2' where DefaultVaultId = ''12345xxxxxxx''

2. Enable archiving for the user on EV server in location B.

3. Move user archive from EV server in location A to EV server in Location B where mailbox has been moved.

Please suggest which would be the best possible way.

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JesusWept3's picture

Add SynchInMigrationMode and set it to 2
Move the mailbox
Run Provisioning
Synchronize the mailbox

You may want to look at Move Archive as well as the storage will remain on the old EV servers storage, so you will have the remote EV Server passing the items to be archived to the old EV Servers storage etc

Danish A's picture

Hi,

 

Mailbox has been already moved to different location .

 

JesusWept3's picture

Is the different location a separate site/directory?
If its the same then use synchinmigration mode and make sure they provision and synchronize correctly

JesusWept3's picture

So you would
1. Disable via SQL
2. Enable in new site to create the users archive
3. Use "Move Archive" to move them from site a to site b, and if the use already has an enabled mailbox/archive they should be automatically mapped easily enough

Danish A's picture

 

Dear ,

I would do the same as suggested since I haven't yet enabled the user in EV in site B.

1. Disable  user archiving in site A via SQL
2. Enable archiving for the user in site B to create the users archive.
3. Will use "Move Archive" to move already existing archive from site A to site B.

But, I would just like to know the main difference if would have done using below steps.

 

1. Disable user in site A via SQL
2. Move existing archive from site A to site B as new archive.

3. Enable archiving for the user in site B and while enabling will select the user archive which has been moved from site A to site B as new archive.

 

JesusWept3's picture

well the main difference would be shortcut update, because if you move from Site A to Site B to a NEW archive, it wont update shortcuts.....

however if you enable the user first and THEN move the archive, it will see its attached to a mailbox and then update the shortcuts

SOLUTION
Danish A's picture

Dear,

Thanks for the update.

Unfortunately I found that my collegue already started moving the archive from loation A to location B as new archive without enabling archiving for the user in site B.However, temporarily I have stopped the move archive operation at 95% (copy status).

Can I delete the new archive which has been created in Site B due to move archive operation and also delete the move archive operation which has been stopped at 95 % and then follow the below steps to move the user archive . 

1. Disable via SQL

2. Enable in new site to create the users archive

3. Use "Move Archive" to move them from site a to site b