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

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Use the Suspend-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet to suspend an export request any time after the request was created, but before the request reaches the status of Completed. You can resume the move request by using the Resume-MoveRequest cmdlet.

Suspend-MailboxExportRequest -Identity <MailboxExportRequestIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-SuspendComment <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

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 "Import Export" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the export request. By default, export requests are named <alias>\MailboxExportX (where X = 0–9). Use the following syntax: <alias>\<name>.




The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.




The SuspendComment parameter specifies a description about why the request was suspended. You can only use this parameter if you specify the Suspend parameter.




The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

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 suspends the second export request for Ayla's mailbox with the identity Ayla\MailboxExport1.

Suspend-MailboxExportRequest -Identity "Ayla\MailboxExport1"

This example suspends all export requests that are in progress by using the Get-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet to retrieve all requests with a Status of InProgress, and then pipelining the output to the Suspend-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet with the suspend comment "Resume after 10 p.m."

Get-MailboxExportRequest -Status InProgress | Suspend-MailboxExportRequest -SuspendComment "Resume after 10 p.m."