Migration mailboxes from Exchange 2010 to 2013 server

Today we will look at how to move mailboxes from Exchange 2010 to 2013 server. You have two way to move mailboxes: Exchange Admin Center and Exchange Management Shell. We will use 1st option.

So first you need to move the arbitration mailbox.

You can see the arbitration mailbox by running the following command on EMC 2010.

Get-Mailbox -Arbitration -identity “SystemMailbox{e0dc1c29-89c3-4034-b678-e6c29d823ed9}”

To move that follow steps below:

In the EAC, go to Recipients > Migration and Click New +, and then click Move to a different database:


On the New local mailbox move page, click Select the users that you want to move, and then click Add. On the Select Mailbox page, add arbitration mailbox, Click OK, and then click Next :


On the Move configuration page, type the name of the migration batch, and then click Browse next to the Target database box and then click Next:.


On the Start the batch page, select the options to automatically start and complete the migration request and then select the user for receive report about migration and click New.


You can see status of migration:


With PowerShell, you can see before and after arbitration mailbox information:


Same way you can move other mailboxes:

In the New local mailbox move wizard, select the user you want to move click OK and then click Next.


On the Move configuration page, specify a batch name. Select which options you want for the archive mailbox, and mailbox database location and click New.


Then select the user for receive migration report and click New.


You can see migration finalized.


And mailbox database changed to new2013 which are located exchange 2013 mailbox server.



That’s All.


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