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Improving Exchange MoveRequest Cmdlets: Microsoft’s Latest Update

Understanding the Exchange Online MoveRequest cmdlets and How to Use Them
Exchange Online MoveRequest cmdlets Overview
The Exchange Online MoveRequest cmdlets provide administrators with options to move mailboxes between databases, between different types of databases, and between on-premises and cloud-based deployments. The cmdlets are designed to streamline the process of mailbox migrations and to make them more efficient.

What Do the Exchange Online MoveRequest cmdlets Do?
The Exchange Online MoveRequest cmdlets allow administrators to move mailboxes from one Exchange database to another. This is useful for a variety of reasons, including when a user needs to be moved from one database to another, when a mailbox needs to be moved from an on-premises deployment to an Exchange Online deployment, or when a mailbox needs to be moved from an Exchange Online deployment to an on-premises deployment.

The Exchange Online MoveRequest cmdlets also provide administrators with options to set various parameters for the move, such as the mailbox size, the mailbox move limit, and the maximum number of simultaneous mailbox moves. These parameters can be used to make sure that a mailbox move is performed efficiently, and that the mailbox is moved in a timely manner.

Using the Exchange Online MoveRequest cmdlets
Using the Exchange Online MoveRequest cmdlets is relatively straightforward. The first step is to create a new move request. This can be done by running the following cmdlet:

New-MoveRequest -Identity -TargetDatabase

The -Identity parameter specifies the mailbox that is being moved, and the -TargetDatabase parameter specifies the target database to which the mailbox is being moved.

Once the move request has been created, administrators can use the Get-MoveRequest cmdlet to view the status of the move request. This cmdlet will return information about the move request, such as the mailbox size, the mailbox move limit, and the number of mailboxes that are being moved simultaneously.

If the move request is taking longer than expected, administrators can use the Set-MoveRequest cmdlet to modify the parameters of the move request. This cmdlet allows administrators to set the mailbox size, the mailbox move limit, and the maximum number of simultaneous mailbox moves.

Once the move request is complete, administrators can use the Remove-MoveRequest cmdlet to remove the move request from the system. This will ensure that the move request does not take up any additional system resources.

Conclusion
The Exchange Online MoveRequest cmdlets provide administrators with an easy and efficient way to move mailboxes between different databases. The cmdlets can be used to move mailboxes from an on-premises deployment to an Exchange Online deployment, or from an Exchange Online deployment to an on-premises deployment. They also provide administrators with the ability to set various parameters for the move, such as the mailbox size, the mailbox move limit, and the maximum number of simultaneous mailbox moves. The cmdlets are designed to streamline the process of mailbox migrations and to make them more efficient.
References:
Changing the behavior of MoveRequest cmdlets

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