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Configure Single Item Recovery

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can use the Exchange Management Shell to configure single item recovery settings on a mailbox or mailbox database. These values are ignored when legal hold is enabled. For more information about legal hold, see Place a Mailbox on Legal Hold.

Looking for other management tasks related to recovery items? Check out Managing Recoverable Items.

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

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You can't use the EMC to configure recoverable items for a mailbox.

This example uses the Set-Mailbox command to set the quota for when a warning event is entered in Event Viewer.

Set-Mailbox -Identity MBX01 -RecoverableItemsWarningQuota 12GB

This example uses the Set-Mailbox command to set the limit for the Recover Items folder.

Set-Mailbox -Identity - MBX01 -RecoverableItemsQuota 15GB

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

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The size limit for the Recover Items folder is 20GB.

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

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You can't use the EMC to configure recoverable items for a mailbox database.

This example uses the Set-MailboxDatabase command to set the limit for the Recovery Items folder for all mailboxes that reside on the specified mailbox database.

Set-MailboxDatabase -Identity MBX01 -RecoverableItemsQuota 20GB
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To use the mailbox quotas for the mailbox database instead of the quota that is set on the user's mailbox, you need to set the -UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults parameter to $true on the user's mailbox.
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