What to do when New-MailboxExportRequest stuck on “Queued” status

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I recently had a project started to migrate an Exchange Server 2010 organisation to G Suite. The customer had 4 (very old) servers, 2 DAG and 2 CAS. While we were preparing for the data migration phase we hit a very hard brick wall. 3 hard disks on one of the servers decided it was time for them to smoke. Luckily they had 6 disks on that server, and they were using RAID5. Few days after replacing these drives, another different drive on the same server followed its fallen brothers!

So they managed to keep their servers up and were quick to replace the damaged disks at the end. However this was not the case for the databases on the server. Once of the databases … Read the rest “What to do when New-MailboxExportRequest stuck on “Queued” status”