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sandrine_goetha's avatar
15 years ago

Exchange Server decommission

Hello everybody, I have a question which will seem stupid to a lot of people but I just want to make sure I get it right. We are decommissioning the first Exchange server we archived in our site (that I know how to do in the console). My question is about the Vault System Account: this account as a mailbox on let’s call it Exchangeold. Now I would like to know if I can just delete the mailbox or if I have to move it to another Exchange Server, knowing that I already have a System Mailbox on each of my Exchange Server. I would say that I can delete it but I want to be sure. Thank you for any answer. Sandrine
  • Hi Sandrine,

    The VSA does not have to have a mailbox, so you can delete the mailbox. If you want to be sure, move the mailbox to another server. It is (afterall) nothing more than a usermailbox. The new systemmailbox you have created is defined to be used in the task, so this VSA mailbox will just sit there, and gather mails sent to 'all' ;-)

    Regards

4 Replies

  • Hello Sandrine,

    I assume you mean Vault SystemMailbox.
    It is safe to remove this mailbox and account.

    Gertjan
  • Hi Gertan,
    This is my point The system Account was installed with a mailbox which was the system Mailbox for this Exchange Server.
    I know that for a normal System Mailbox it can be deleted when the exchange server is not archived anymore but in this special case I have doubts, I don't want to do anything wrong.
    I know the account AS to stay in order for Ev to run but for the mailbox I'm not sure.
    But anyway thanks for your answer.
    Sandrine

  • Hi Sandrine,

    The VSA does not have to have a mailbox, so you can delete the mailbox. If you want to be sure, move the mailbox to another server. It is (afterall) nothing more than a usermailbox. The new systemmailbox you have created is defined to be used in the task, so this VSA mailbox will just sit there, and gather mails sent to 'all' ;-)

    Regards

  • Thank you Gertan,
    I moved it to another server but know I know that I can delete it without problems.
    Sandrine