It was quite difficult in Exchange 2007 to determine the size of a mailbox database using PowerShell. At that time, the
Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet did not return the size of the database, and instead, you had to use the cmdlet to determine the path to the EDB file and calculate the file size using the
Get-Item cmdlet or WMI. With Exchange 2010, this was changed and determining size information was made very simple so that the information could easily be retrieved using the
Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet. In this recipe, we will take a look at how to report on mailbox database size using the Exchange Management Shell for Exchange 2013.
To retrieve the total size for each mailbox database, use the following ...