Remove a Restore Request


Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Mailbox restore requests are used to restore disconnected mailboxes. A disconnected mailbox is a mailbox object in the Exchange store that isn't associated with an Active Directory user account. Disconnected mailboxes remain in the Exchange database for the duration specified in the deleted mailbox retention settings for the mailbox database. By default, disconnected mailboxes are retained for 30 days.

You can use the Remove-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet to remove a partially completed restore request. If you remove the restore request after mailbox data begins to move to the target mailbox, the mailbox data that is moved remains in the target mailbox.

Looking for other management tasks related to disconnected mailboxes? Check out Managing Disconnected Mailboxes.

Use the Shell to remove a restore request

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Recipient Provisioning Permissions" section in the Mailbox Permissions topic.


You can't use the EMC to restore a mailbox.

This example removes the restore request Ayla\MailboxRestore1.

Remove-MailboxRestoreRequest -Identity "Ayla\MailboxRestore1"

This example removes all restore requests that have the status of Completed.

Get-MailboxRestoreRequest -Status Completed | Remove-MailboxRestoreRequest

This example cancels the restore request by using the RequestGuid parameter for a request stored on MBXDB01. The parameter set that requires the RequestGuid and RequestQueue parameters is used only for Microsoft Replication Service debugging purposes. You should use this parameter set only if instructed by Microsoft Customer Service and Support.

Remove-MailboxRestoreRequest -RequestQueue MBXDB01 -RequestGuid 25e0eaf2-6cc2-4353-b83e-5cb7b72d441f

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the following topics:

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