move mailbox with more than 100 Corrupt Items

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Exchange 2003
Exchange 2003 mailbox migration
Exchange 2003 SP2
Outlook Corrupt Inbox
I have couple of mailboxes left in Exchange 2003 SP2 which have more than 100 corrupted items.  How do you move them besides creating .PSTs?  If I create PSTs the users will definitely lose some emails as they will bounce by the time I delete the mailboxes in source and recreate them in target Server.

Some have said to offline defrag and isinteg util to run on the Store, does this really work?  The Store size is about 60 GB.  Does it really take 6-7 GB per hour?  That will take me about 11 hours on average.  I am fine with that.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks.



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Exchange 2003 SP2
ASKED: October 30, 2009  5:08 PM
UPDATED: November 6, 2009  6:27 PM

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When I ran eseutil defrag against Exchange server 2003 email data bases it only took a couple of hours to do a 60GB database. But it depends on the specs of your system, number of procs, how much memory etc. I don’t recall if there was a limit to the number of corrupt items you can have before moving a mailbox. When I moved all of mine I set it to 50, but I never had any that failed because they had more than 50. So I never had to set it higher.

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  • Symyuser
    Technochic, you are lucky, you didn't have more than 50 bad items. If you had more than 100 bad items you definitely can't move those mailboxes. Anyway, I have moved all but these 3 mailboxes. They have with at least 3 Gb of mailbox max of 8 Gb and counting, imagine how many corrupt items they might have on them. Any other suggestions to move them would be "God Send". Thank you.
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  • Symyuser
    I am still seeking an answer if I do defrag and/or isinteg it will fix the "bad items" issue. I am very close and just got 3 stubborn mailboxes to move. Thank you kindly! - Symuser
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