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Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2016.

Use the Suspend-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet to suspend a restore request any time after the request was created, but before the request reaches the status of Completed. You can resume the restore request by using the Resume-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Suspend-MailboxRestoreRequest -Identity <MailboxRestoreRequestIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-SuspendComment <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example suspends the second restore request for Ayla's mailbox with the identity Ayla\MailboxRestore1.

Suspend-MailboxRestoreRequest -Identity "Ayla\MailboxRestore1"

This example suspends all restore requests that are in progress by using the Get-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet to retrieve all requests with a status of InProgress, and then pipelines the output to the Suspend-MailboxRestoreRequest cmdlet with the suspend comment "Resume after 10:00 PM."

Get-MailboxRestoreRequest -Status InProgress | Suspend-MailboxRestoreRequest -SuspendComment "Resume after 10:00 PM"

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 restore request" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the restore request. The Identity parameter consists of the alias of the mailbox to be restored and the name that was specified when the restore request was created. The identity of the restore request uses the following syntax: <alias>\<name>.

If you didn't specify a name for the restore request when it was created, Exchange automatically generated the default name MailboxRestore. Exchange generates up to 10 names, starting with MailboxRestore and then MailboxRestoreX (where X = 1-9).




The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.




The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.




The SuspendComment parameter specifies a description about why the request was suspended.




The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this 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.

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