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Putting an Exchange 2010 database in Maintenance Mode RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using the recently updated Exchange 2010 MP...

    Some background: The monitors:

         "KHI: The database copy is not mounted on the local server.

    and

         "KHI: This database has had only one healthy copy for over 20 minutes of the last hour."

    were previously disabled, due to routine maintenance on databases.

    Recently, our Exchange Admin needed to work on a troublesome database...he removed the sole copy, and then dismounted the database from its default server.  The only alert that arose was:

       "KHI: Transaction failures occurred during MAPI connectivity testing."

    I wanted to put only the dismounted database in maintenance mode, but couldn't find how/where to do that.  I had to put "Mailbox Monitoring" for the last server the db was mounted on in mmode instead.

    Is there a way to put only the dismounted database itself in maintenance mode, perhaps using Powershell instead of the GUI? 

    Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:15 PM

All replies

  • You could do it with PowerShell, but it's also doable in the GUI. You can use the Discovered Inventory view to retrieve instances of the Exchange 2012 database class and put it into maintenance mode right there in the console.

    Pete Zerger, MVP, System Center Cloud & Datacenter | Twitter: @pzerger | http://www.systemcentercentral.com

    Friday, October 19, 2012 12:42 AM
  • Thanks, Pete.

    Unfortunately, looks like putting the dismounted database in maintenance mode doesn't keep the MAPI connectivity test monitor from trying to connect to that database- "KHI: Transaction failures occurred during MAPI connectivity testing." still indicates an alert condition for that db, even after a reset.  Any suggestions?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:34 PM