In your Exchange environment, mailbox moves are a normal routine for an administrator, however on the odd occasion you do have 1 or 2 that fail, below is a failure of a mailbox move:

“Error: Mailbox  XXXXX tombstone is present in the target database. It must be cleaned up before the move operation can proceed.”

Exchange 2010 :- mailbox move error (tombstone is present)
Exchange 2010 :- Mailbox move error (tombstone is present) 1

To fix this error, you would need to export the mail to a .PST file and re-create the mailbox and then import the .PST file again.

Rebooting the server or DAG does not make any difference.

Hope it helps.

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