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Removed mailbox database as it was still moving mailboxes

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  • Using EMC I removed a mailbox database while it was still moving a few mailboxes to another mailbox database on the same 2010 sp1 server. We are not using DAGs. The database or the logs were not deleted and still reside in the original location.  Is it possible to reconnect this database?

     

    If a restore is needed there is a complication that needs to be addressed.  The mailboxes effected were moved from a 2003 server to the database (Sales 001) that was removed later that day.  A backup was not performed between 2003 and 2010.

     

    The exact event flow was as follows:

    Using 2010 SP1 EMC to create a move request

    Moved mailboxes from 2003 to “SALES 001” DB

    Move completed successfully

    Later decided not to use “SALES 001” DB

    Created new move request

    Moved mailboxes from “SALES 001” to “GENERAL 001” on same server

    Dismounted “SALES 001” before move was completed

    Using EMC, selected “Remove” from the Database Management Tab

    A warning window popped up stating that the files needed to be deleted manually

    The files WERE NOT deleted

     

    Concerns:

    Active Directory last saw the mailboxes functional at Exchange 2010 – Sales 001.  If I perform a restore from tape it is of a 2003 mailbox.  How will AD react to this?

     

     

    Below is copy of the warning popup:

     

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    Microsoft Exchange

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    The move request for user 'Andy Depp' is invalid: Source database for the move doesn't match. Active Directory value: '(null)'. Move request value: 'Sales 001'.. It was running the command ''989fd3b7-eb2c-44a4-9c15-0832cb1053a4','df51eb1e-9cf2-43e1-9cde-2fa341f30aa5','3d3b0cb9-da98-4e69-a9d9-4d6b2379848a','aa9f6a5e-76ec-427b-96ad-5f18bc25f798','9f0d9f73-0c66-4796-a127-2746125b0604','a525bf39-7f26-4611-ae7f-d35000dcb716','a74dd0a0-4a88-4f77-ac56-9ef5bc93c7c3','e52563c4-0595-489f-95ab-ad44a1eef44d','96e771d8-ba25-4beb-aba1-9f35a160ffcc','1921a806-71cb-4aa2-9c69-f5b698bc96ef','a03269ca-6eef-4b6a-9da1-0d342eba7e48','4f5c0a8d-be0d-4b9a-9efb-bb89c9272a77','33a6920e-8b74-4ad0-b830-8a318da765db','e2d53b2f-8c59-4e69-966f-1cb03f900dba','81190985-cda3-415b-8237-0e48c795bf17','8e7c367e-7828-43ce-8dd0-b3258c2f19d3','9687b790-3ef5-4d65-a900-2692867ddd15','3600b3ed-e3e1-4248-9c8b-6aad67557739','ed8d390b-0b32-4bbe-b5af-5194cfd0562c','1ef7b0d2-9d36-40af-b864-444f512fc9f5','837dd0c3-0475-4e28-9e9f-9132a2c566d2','2555e7c7-7b9d-435d-acc7-3a72f8ddc822','3740bd63-c04a-4f17-a312-828e17c4ef16','920089f5-cfb9-4c57-bf9a-3b02f6d796a1','c629da43-74cb-42be-ab81-584140af6bf8','7b518f2d-0e52-47cd-81f3-10e3b0a5e17a','410a06d7-31b1-4d49-b92c-b365e3db3fa8','4835e2ff-4b7b-420f-87d9-65a41d031f23','7375cd5d-8bc3-4aa9-83d5-36e191e71013','b3c05785-c492-420e-9887-2f955c218a39','e831e3f1-d804-456b-be4d-2c932515b866','0b14695c-dfbc-425c-91dc-f9045dd52a9a','0f00f745-a887-4659-99d9-aa3f7cda5628','1f618b01-24f6-4e6b-8e40-adfe7bb09e65','ba82b60f-6a55-4efb-b025-c172c50e50ec','267e3e1e-3c8c-49ae-b4a9-c4c90bcfe2a3','82aeb125-febf-49f5-a4b2-46c1846f27d6','c49a4611-7f54-4bba-ac2f-546b01431a38','ab85a58f-3e45-4c6a-b562-5bb45df491c8','20ebdda3-40cc-4f91-9a26-6904ff2b841a','68165e00-8a75-4450-8fe4-51335cd59ba3','e404f415-fe1c-455c-bb4d-1da27b51c476','18d22b4c-74f4-4424-9449-1f55d951e90f','c81d6b1d-8879-47b5-abc3-48a906f5dc3a','a9e1684d-17ed-4515-91ea-3e308c1768db','4c8ef455-4384-4c6e-a398-13132ecfa462','d9a07330-2d25-410f-bf64-cd1f94563958','1a1dcdea-49a0-4f27-82f2-f20a69842bc8','6a911a2e-727c-44e7-83a1-21df03a3a10a','2843e0bc-2ff1-44ba-a865-0d75911e884e','671a3d95-2c73-460e-be73-e86f8b1e601f','985a78f9-5d80-46c4-8c80-670b348e0289','420bfe03-c2d8-4314-8819-794c420f1b50','3786e14c-7e1c-4a82-948c-9f61244316f7','c3fb1620-17ec-4fb3-bde6-d64f3052186b','2215e148-56bc-423d-9982-a3c790b8284e','89b08701-d42d-4763-a208-9c2a6c5abaf0','80e0bd4b-cc35-44ef-ada3-886b91d0bef7','12981d88-a205-4c78-8fa5-54e8afc3272d','d1f93489-71f7-4eef-9ff2-d03bbf076de9','bedb0ebf-4a8f-434a-b519-4bcbe20c4866','79b9939f-dae7-49d1-91ec-7307add094f4','9bd7aa98-22d5-4527-9018-0c8a526cdce1','8bca2c8d-547a-45ee-9c84-105e1c57ce00','0dd7263c-e415-4e7f-8ff7-165bc3c401a6','22f86ad9-d402-4b9c-862a-ca9ca2d03740','f558f4eb-adea-4745-ba2e-cd8dafb674fd','a64ee75f-d2e2-4ebe-b36a-9ff720c5a80c','64dbbcc7-50f8-4f18-94b7-15ff9f6cef31','d34604f5-f064-4319-ad2b-bd629697b9fd','6c4bbaf4-f4a1-4f0d-a40e-24988e7bb45a','1a45ffd2-8b60-46ec-abb2-7a8a7d74b329','bbb93ab9-5dc3-4ce6-a217-c18b01438ba5','2e8a2874-f2af-4e69-a4fa-1069d9cf2d26','b86deb57-c5bb-4435-b761-b656eef52408','ab41cccb-c9e4-45d5-b730-e93d5f7b4731','cabc43bd-f2b6-4dae-81b1-f6f1c37b6f63','ea11a142-e75b-400a-b179-ba195a813d50','aabbe27b-1049-4b54-a19c-295ecc8d1105','ae6b5362-f552-4a0d-996c-b948e1a306e0','669fb913-3aa0-478e-b292-cb97748205e6','250b5998-5cdb-4e7f-9935-a24f9151ab6f','1e458cc9-981e-434a-8d62-702fd9860bff','35f87c21-0205-4e40-abdf-c340479c0ac2','d6c10fcf-f488-40d3-9614-94c417aea2da','92dd05cb-563c-45ff-a5b7-21e7cee52273','dcf2b54a-3c17-4e5d-a0e8-3101a2d84786','7e1656a7-340f-4c89-9f6b-690eaba5cc56','a20f38e3-23e6-4bf7-810e-f4e77a17569b','c17278bd-b2ab-4a2f-b88a-8e667874a62d','f6aa2e7f-589c-43c5-81c3-838c22e7f38f','1d085f88-bf58-46d5-8db8-e8ca9b7253f6','cf4f215f-bbca-42bd-9879-ed233b3166e8','9f44f433-0374-4f55-a3a0-4ecbed771504','3baeb8c3-fcd8-4baf-a8d2-0162d5380caf','3d1f3216-ccf6-4fa8-80a1-e0c9fce5d68c','7b43b282-6d6a-4c13-be05-57c7b5d616b7','4a7b71a7-1ba5-4ca2-a708-a08f6f71aad8','a410eb85-4ac0-4d3c-878d-6f1a19cc1d79','e734853e-0909-4bba-8e9c-7e38dd386566' | Get-MoveRequestStatistics'.

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    Saturday, May 21, 2011 2:38 PM

Answers

  • We discovered that the issues were not related to the mailbox database being corrupted but something that was directly related to my user account and/or profile. I had another technician log onto the server and he was able to see all the user mailboxes that were in the MOVE REQUEST window and he didn’t get the same error that I had. From his viewpoint we were able to see that the data had transferred and completed from my first attempt prior to me opening this support case. He was able to able to remove the MOVE REQUEST from all the affected mailboxes and the error from my screen went away as well. I attempted the steps that he performed multiple times over the week but they kept failing from my user account. We also checked with multiple end users and no one reported missing data.

     

    Troy, thanks for your comments.  I did download and try your application and it is a nice tool but it wasn't needed in the end.


    • Marked as answer by RF Tech Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:39 PM
    Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:39 PM

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  • Hi RF,

    Any update for your issue?
    Above gave some good suggestion.

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    Monday, May 23, 2011 9:43 AM
  • We discovered that the issues were not related to the mailbox database being corrupted but something that was directly related to my user account and/or profile. I had another technician log onto the server and he was able to see all the user mailboxes that were in the MOVE REQUEST window and he didn’t get the same error that I had. From his viewpoint we were able to see that the data had transferred and completed from my first attempt prior to me opening this support case. He was able to able to remove the MOVE REQUEST from all the affected mailboxes and the error from my screen went away as well. I attempted the steps that he performed multiple times over the week but they kept failing from my user account. We also checked with multiple end users and no one reported missing data.

     

    Troy, thanks for your comments.  I did download and try your application and it is a nice tool but it wasn't needed in the end.


    • Marked as answer by RF Tech Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:39 PM
    Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:39 PM