New-MailboxDatabase

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange. Use the New-MailboxDatabase cmdlet to create a mailbox database, or a recovery database. Each database you create must have a unique name in the organization. For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb123552.aspx).

Syntax

New-MailboxDatabase
   [-Name] <String>
   -Server <ServerIdParameter>
   [-Confirm]
   [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
   [-EdbFilePath <EdbFilePath>]
   [-IsExcludedFromProvisioning <$true | $false>]
   [-IsSuspendedFromProvisioning <$true | $false>]
   [-LogFolderPath <NonRootLocalLongFullPath>]
   [-OfflineAddressBook <OfflineAddressBookIdParameter>]
   [-PublicFolderDatabase <DatabaseIdParameter>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-AutoDagExcludeFromMonitoring <$true | $false>]
   [-IsExcludedFromInitialProvisioning]
   [-MailboxProvisioningAttributes <MailboxProvisioningAttributes>]
   [-SkipDatabaseLogFolderCreation]
   [<CommonParameters>]
New-MailboxDatabase
   [[-Name] <String>]
   [-Recovery]
   -Server <ServerIdParameter>
   [-Confirm]
   [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
   [-EdbFilePath <EdbFilePath>]
   [-LogFolderPath <NonRootLocalLongFullPath>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-MailboxProvisioningAttributes <MailboxProvisioningAttributes>]
   [-SkipDatabaseLogFolderCreation]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although this topic lists all parameters for the cmdlet, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To find the permissions required to run any cmdlet or parameter in your organization, see Find the permissions required to run any Exchange cmdlet (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt432940.aspx).

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

New-MailboxDatabase -Name "DB1" -EdbFilePath D:\ExchangeDatabases\DB1\DB1.edb

This example creates the mailbox database DB1. This example also uses a non-default location for the database file.

Required Parameters

-Name

The Name parameter specifies the name of the new mailbox database.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-Recovery

The Recovery parameter specifies that the new database is designated as a recovery database.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-Server

The Server parameter specifies the server on which you want to create the database.

Type:ServerIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-AutoDagExcludeFromMonitoring

The AutoDagExcludeFromMonitoring parameter specifies that the database being created should not be monitored by managed availability.

Type:$true | $false
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-Confirm

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.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-DomainController

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.

Type:Fqdn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-EdbFilePath

The EdbFilePath parameter specifies the path to the database files. The default value is %programfiles%\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Mailbox\<Database name>.edb.

Type:EdbFilePath
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-IsExcludedFromInitialProvisioning

The IsExcludedFromInitialProvisioning parameter specifies that this database is temporarily not considered by the mailbox provisioning load balancer. If the IsExcludedFromInitialProvisioning parameter is enabled, new mailboxes aren't added automatically to this database.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-IsExcludedFromProvisioning

The IsExcludedFromProvisioning parameter specifies whether this database is considered by the mailbox provisioning load balancer. If the IsExcludedFromProvisioning parameter is set to $true, no new mailboxes are automatically added to this database.

Type:$true | $false
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-IsSuspendedFromProvisioning

The IsSuspendedFromProvisioning parameter specifies whether this database is temporarily considered by the mailbox provisioning load balancer.

Type:$true | $false
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-LogFolderPath

The LogFolderPath parameter specifies the folder location for log files.

Type:NonRootLocalLongFullPath
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-MailboxProvisioningAttributes

This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

Type:MailboxProvisioningAttributes
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-OfflineAddressBook

The OfflineAddressBook parameter specifies the associated offline address book (OAB) for the new mailbox database.

Type:OfflineAddressBookIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-PublicFolderDatabase

The PublicFolderDatabase parameter specifies the associated public folder database for the new mailbox database.

Type:DatabaseIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-SkipDatabaseLogFolderCreation

This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-WhatIf

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.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016

Inputs

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=616387). If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn't accept input data.

Outputs

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=616387). If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn't return data.