How To Export And Import A Mailbox To A .PST File With Exchange Server 2016

In this Exchange Server 2016 article I’ll show you how to Export And Import Mailboxes to a .PST file on Exchange Server 2016 using PowerShell.

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To get started, Open ISE and load the Exchange Management Shell.

Add-PSSnapin *exc*

Next I'll create a new Role Group with permissions to Import And Export Mailboxes using the cmdlets below:

New-RoleGroup -Name ExportPST

New-ManagementRoleAssignment -SecurityGroup ExportPST -Role "Mailbox Import Export"

Get-RoleGroup | ft

Add-RoleGroupMember ExportPST -Member administrator

Once I have the group and Roles configured I’ll use the cmdlet below to Export a Mailbox to a .PST file:

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox David -FilePath "\\ex16\c$\pst\David.pst"

To Import a .PST file to a mailbox I use the cmdlet below:

New-MailboximportRequest -Mailbox David -FilePath “\\ex16\c$\pst\data.pst”

To monitor Import requests I use:

Get-MailboxImportRequest | Get-MailboxImportRequestStatistics

To monitor export request use:

Get-MailboxImportRequest | Get-MailboxImportRequestStatistics

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