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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

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.

If a restore request fails, you can change the request's properties to recover from the failure.

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

Use the Shell to configure restore request properties

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Disconnected mailboxes" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

You can't use the EMC to configure restore request properties.

This example specifies that the restore request MailboxRestore1 for Ayla's mailbox skips 10 corrupted mailbox items.

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Set-MailboxRestoreRequest -Identity "Ayla\MailboxRestore1" -BadItemLimit 10

This example specifies that the restore request MailboxRestore1 for Kweku's mailbox skips 100 corrupted items. Because the BadItemLimit value is greater than 50, the AcceptLargeDataLoss parameter must be specified.

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Set-MailboxRestoreRequest -Identity "Kweku\MailboxRestore1" -BadItemLimit 100 -AcceptLargeDataLoss

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-MailboxRestoreRequest.

Other Tasks

After you configure the restore request's settings, you may also want to resume the restore request. For details, see Resume a Restore Request.