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Exchange Server allows to export selected mailboxes to a PST file in the local computer also to live exchange server and office 365. There are two methods – First one is using Exchange Management Shell commands and another one is using Exchange Admin Center. During export process, you can choose a folder location where the PST file will be created. But a hardware limitation can affect the export process. Sometimes, there is disk latency issue that can freeze the process from running. It also shows the error related to the problem.
An error “
Mailbox export stalled due to source disk latency” can occur during Exchange mailbox migration to a new database or server. This error is not sent as an output result. Rather the migration is stuck there for quite a long time and then shows this error as mentioned above while checking the progress of migration using the Get-MoveRequestStatistics cmdlet.
They may experience this error while exporting mailboxes from the source database to the target database also.
This occurrence of error indicates the mailboxes are stuck in migration. We have the major scenarios during which Exchange administrators experience this error.
The Exchange Server error “
Mailbox export stalled due to source disk latency” may occur in the following scenarios.
The error itself says that source disk latency is the main issue behind the stalled mailbox export, which is caused due to errors like disk performance, timed-out migration batches, delay in response time, etc.
As an Exchange administrator, you can follow the solutions given below to fix this error eventually and restart the mailbox export or migration.
Enter a new mailbox export request for the same mailbox with prime priority.
Exchange administrators can suspend the mailbox export request by running this command.
Wait for at least 20 minutes and then resume this mailbox export request.
Microsoft stops the support for their older applications once the newer versions are released. Each new version of Exchange Server will have many more helpful features than the previous ones, and so the user is required to update it as soon as possible
All the suggested solutions need expert-level knowledge for successful performance.
Many users may still face the error even after following the above methods as the problem can be in the Exchange database.
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Exchange errors create a severe problem for the administrators, especially while performing Exchange mailbox export or migration. Sometimes mailbox export gets stalled due to disk latency. Such errors need to be corrected to continue the process. Some feasible solutions are mentioned in this blog, but the easiest way to perform recovery and migration is using a professional recovery tool.