Exchange 2010 Export to PST

you can find many articles about exporting to PST, but i have simple check list for you :

  • You should have rights to do that   (New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role “Mailbox Import Export” –User Administrator)
  • You cannot export from recovery database directly to PST
  • So you need to restore to a temp mailbox first (TempUser)
  • Run this command to restore items from mailbox user named (TempUser) to PST

            New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox “TempYser” -FilePath \\…….\items.pst

Note : in the above command , you need to specify a file share where the Exchange Trusted Subsystem has access to write to.

Keep in mind :

  • Since CAS servers will be doing the export, you need to specify a UNC path for the FilePath parameter
  • To get information about the export request : ( Get-MailboxExportRequestStatistics) or (Get-MailboxExportRequest |FL)
  • To export the archive mailbox to PST , just add the IsArchive switch at the end of the command (New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox “TempYser” -FilePath \\…….\items.pst -IsArchive)
  • Get Info about completed requests , to get list of completed exports : Get-MailboxExportRequest |Where {$_.status -eq “completed”} .
  • Cleanup is good. Purge completed requests by : Get-MailboxExportRequest |Where {$_.status -eq “completed”} |Remove-MailboxExportRequest

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