Monday, 24 December 2018

How to perform move request for an O365 mailbox?

Or, Performing move request for O365 based mailbox
Or, Moving mailbox to another datastore or database in online exchange O365
Or, How to change datastore or database of O365 mailbox?

Description: There are real situations where you face unexpected issues with some of the mailboxes, and observe unusual behavior while sending or receiving emails, using features of our email client, functionalities challenges, slowness etc… If you have already tried many the troubleshooting steps, and nothing has helped, its time for you to try the MoveRequest now to see if that helps.

This method will move your affected user’s mailbox from exiting to new datastore or database, and that helps in fixing such unusual problems if the problem is from the online exchange server side of Microsoft O365.

In my case, it has been one of the best approaches to handle such an issue.

Step-1: Logn to MS O365 Azure Powershell
Launch Microsoft Azure Active Directory – Windows PowerShell > run the following commands in sequence to login to your O365 tenant > Feed in your O365 admin credentials wherever prompted
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1)      $LiveCred=Get-Credential
2)      $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic –AllowRedirectio
3)      Import-PSSession $Session
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Step-2: Run MoveRequest
Run the command given below for the selected user to initiate move request
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New-MoveRequest admin@techiessphere.com
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You can replace admin@techiesspehere in the above command, with the affected user’s email address of yours

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Optional: Check the progress of MoveRequest
Run the following command to check the percentage completion of the MoveRequest
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Get-MoveRequestStatistics -Identity admin@techiessphere.com
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You can replace admin@techiesspehere in the above command, with the affected user’s email address of yours

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