Hello folks,

If you want to move mailbox database from one location to another, process is pretty simple. But, sometimes catalog data will not be moved automatically, even though folder is copied. That will cause that index files will have been able to created on primary mailbox database location. Also, you will not be able to delete “old” catalog files.

However, you are just few clicks away from solution, and need follow these steps.

  • Open┬áthe Exchange Management Shell and run the following command
Set-MailboxDatabase -Identity databasename -IndexEnabled $false
  • Stop the service Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer
  • Move the catalog files to the new database location or clean them up
  • Start the service Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer
  • Open the Exchange Management Shell and run the following command
Set-MailboxDatabase -Identity databasename -IndexEnabled $true

 

That is all!

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