I’ve found this and this, but they both seem targeted toward much more complex cases than what I’m trying to do, and I just want to make sure I’m not missing some better approach. Here’s the scenario:
‘Alice’ has retired. ‘Bob’ has taken over Alice’s position. Bob was already with the organization in a different but related position, and so they already have their own Exchange account with mail, calendars, etc., that they need to keep. I need to get all of Alice’s old mail, calendar entries, etc., merged into Bob’s existing stuff. Ideally, I don’t want to have all of Alice’s stuff in a separate ‘recovery’ folder that Bob would have to switch back and forth between to look at older stuff; I want it all just merged into Bob’s current Inbox / Calendar.
I’m assuming (read: hoping) that there’s a better way to do this than fiddling with permissions and exporting to and then importing from a .pst.
Office version is 2007 for everybody that uses Exchange, if that helps. Exchange is version 8.1.
What (preferably step-by-step – I’m new to Exchange) is the best way to do this? I can’t imagine this is an uncommon scenario, but my google-fu has failed me; there seems to be nothing on this subject that isn’t geared towards far more complex scenarios.
You can use the export-mailbox cmdlet to export your mailbox to a .PST file, and then the import-mailbox one to import the data in the target mailbox.
You can also use export-mailbox to directly move data from one mailbox to another, but then you’ll need to save them in a subfolder of the target mailbox.