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Get-MailboxDatabase

Exchange 2010
 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-15

Use the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet to retrieve one or more mailbox database objects from a server or organization.


Get-MailboxDatabase [-Identity <DatabaseIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-DumpsterStatistics <SwitchParameter>] [-IncludePreExchange2010 <SwitchParameter>] [-Status <SwitchParameter>]


Get-MailboxDatabase -Server <ServerIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-DumpsterStatistics <SwitchParameter>] [-IncludePreExchange2010 <SwitchParameter>] [-Status <SwitchParameter>]

If you use the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet with no parameters, it gets information about all mailbox databases in the Exchange organization.

If you use the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet with the Server parameter, it gets information about all mailbox databases on the server that you specify.

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 Database Permissions" section in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Server

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.ServerIdParameter

The Server parameter specifies the name of the server from which to retrieve mailbox database information. If you specify this parameter, the command retrieves information about all of the mailbox databases on the server that you specify.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

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

DumpsterStatistics

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The DumpsterStatistics parameter specifies that transport dumpster statistics be returned with the database status.

Identity

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.DatabaseIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies a mailbox database. You can use the following values:

  • GUID

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Database name

If you have multiple databases with the same name, the command retrieves all databases with the same name in the specified scope.

IncludePreExchange2010

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The IncludePreExchange2010 parameter specifies whether to return information about the mailbox databases that reside on computers running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and earlier versions of Exchange.

Status

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Status parameter specifies whether to get information about the following attributes:

  • BackupInProgress

  • Mounted

  • OnlineMaintenanceInProgress

  • AvailableNewMailboxSpace

You don't have to specify any value for this parameter.

If you specify this parameter, you should format the output in such a way that you can view the additional attributes. For example, pipe the output to the Format-List cmdlet.

TheAvailableNewMailboxSpace parameter provides information about the free space that is used to create new mailboxes. This parameter does not represent the total white space in the database.

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.

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 retrieves information about all the mailbox databases in the Exchange organization, including the mailbox databases that reside on computers running Exchange 2010 and earlier versions of Exchange.

Get-MailboxDatabase -IncludePreExchange2010

This example retrieves information about MailboxDatabase01 on Server01. This example also retrieves the status information, and pipes the output to the Format-List cmdlet so that you can view all the information about the mailbox database.

Get-MailboxDatabase -Identity MailboxDatabase01 -Status | Format-List
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