Old School - Exchange Exports

We can’t always perform mailbox moves, cross forest moves or use web based mail migration service, such as Migrationwiz.com. From time to time we just have to get our hands dirty a shift PST files around.

If you have ever tried to use Exmerge to export a large (around 2GB) mailbox you will have run in to errors. Luckily Glen Scales http://gsexdev.blogspot.com/2007/01/exporting-mailbox-larger-then-2-gb-and.html and Michael Smith http://theessentialexchange.com/blogs/michael/archive/2009/10/16/exporting-mailboxes-larger-than-2-gb-on-an-exchange-server.aspx came to the rescue years ago.

I really like Michaels solution, I just edit the 3 lines below and run from the command prompt with cscript ExMBspanPst.vbs mailboxname.

servername = "EX01"
bfBaseFilename = mbMailbox
pfFilePath = "c:\PST\"

I thought I had seen the last of PST files, but we became reacquainted this weekend. Open-mouthed smile