Exchange 2016: Unable to Move Mailbox
I am migrating from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 but the migration request got stuck for 24hrs. At this time no one posted this issue anywhere for Exchange 2016 so this is the 1st blog which is talking about this issue. Let me share what I found.
Unable to move mailbox from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016.
Status is showing InProgress
Ran the following command to check the status
Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics | fl
Look at this message. This is the issue with the server as per the migration log.
Informational: The request has been temporarily postponed due to unfavorable server health or budget limitations. MRS will attempt to continue processing
the request again after 10/10/2015 7:22:49 PM.
Reviewed the server load which was looking ok to me.
Restarted “Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication” Service couple of times but no luck
Now I found few services were stopped in services.msc and restating “Microsoft Exchange Notifications Broker” service started the migration.
“Microsoft Exchange Notifications Broker” service starts and stops automatically and it looks like a notification service which starts, send notification and stops.
So I did another move which completed successfully. So restating “Microsoft Exchange Notifications Broker” service is not the resolution and I think my server is on less memory than minimum memory which can be an issue. I think there was not enough resources available as it looked like.
I will keep this blog updated if I will find out an actual cause and fix.
Microsoft MVP | Exchange Server