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

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-16

Use the Get-MailboxRestoreRequestStatistics cmdlet to view detailed information about restore requests.


Get-MailboxRestoreRequestStatistics -Identity <MailboxRestoreRequestIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-IncludeReport <SwitchParameter>]
Get-MailboxRestoreRequestStatistics -RequestQueue <DatabaseIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-IncludeReport <SwitchParameter>] [-RequestGuid <Guid>]
Get-MailboxRestoreRequestStatistics -MRSInstance <Fqdn> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-RequestGuid <Guid>]

Detailed Description

The RequestQueue and MRSInstance parameter syntax sets are for debugging purposes only and should only be used when directed by support personnel.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mailbox restore request" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the restore request. The Identity parameter consists of the alias of the mailbox to be restored and the name that was specified when the restore request was created. The identity of the restore request uses the following syntax: <alias>\<name>.

If you didn't specify a name for the restore request when it was created, Exchange automatically generated the default name MailboxRestore. Exchange generates up to 10 names, starting with MailboxRestore and then MailboxRestoreX (where X = 1–9).




The MRSInstance parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Client Access server on which the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication service (MRS) resides. When using this parameter, all records are returned for this instance of MRS.

This parameter can't be used in conjunction with the Identity or RequestQueue parameters.




The RequestQueue parameter specifies the target mailbox database on which the mailbox or archive of the request resides. You can use one of the following values:

  • GUID of the database

  • Database name

This parameter can't be used in conjunction with the Identity or MRSInstance parameters.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.




The IncludeReport switch specifies whether to return additional details about the request, which can be used for troubleshooting.




The RequestGuid parameter specifies the unique identifier for the restore request. To find the GUID, use the Get-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet.

Input Types

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

Return Types

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.



This example returns the default statistics for the restore request with the identity Tony\MailboxRestore1. The type of information returned by default includes name, mailbox, status, and percent complete.

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Get-MailboxRestoreRequestStatistics -Identity "Tony\MailboxRestore1"


This example returns the statistics for Tony Smith's mailbox and exports the report to a .csv file.

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Get-MailboxRestoreRequestStatistics -Identity Tony\MailboxRestore | Export-CSV \\SERVER01\RestoreRequest_Reports\Tony_Restorestats.csv


This example returns additional information about the restore request for Tony Smith's mailbox by using the IncludeReport parameter and by pipelining the results to the Format-List command.

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Get-MailboxRestoreRequestStatistics -Identity Tony\MailboxRestore -IncludeReport | Format-List 


This example returns default statistics for a restore request being processed by the instance of MRS running on the server CAS01. This command only returns information for restore requests currently being processed by an instance of MRS. If the Client Access server is finished processing all restore requests, no information is returned. This command is for debugging purposes only and should only be performed if requested by support personnel.

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Get-MailboxRestoreRequestStatistics -MRSInstance 


This example returns additional information for all the restore requests that have a status of Failed by using the IncludeReport parameter, and then saves the information to the text file AllRestoreReports.txt in the location where the command is being run.

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Get-MailboxRestoreRequest -Status Failed | Get-MailboxRestoreRequestStatistics -IncludeReport | Format-List > AllRestoreReports.txt