Journal database and content indexing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Created and configured a journal database on Exchange 2010. Did not want indexing for this database so it was disabled:

    set-mailboxdatabase <database> -indexenabled $false

    and restarted MS Exch search service.

    But now the get-mailboxdatabasecopystatus always shows the contentindexstate for that DB as "failed" which prevents us from activating the DB on another node.

    Is there a way to disable content indexing for a 2010 DB and have the contentindexstate not be in a failed state so you can do proper switchovers?


    Sunday, November 20, 2011 3:19 AM


  • Hi Fred,

    Base on my testing you can not archieve this target.

    If set-mailboxdatabase <database> -indexenabled $false then ContentIndexState will be fail.


    Best Regards!
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Thursday, December 1, 2011 7:04 AM
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:04 AM