Can't Create New Mailbox Database for Exhange 2007
Posted on 2009-07-14
We have installed an Exchange 2007 server on a Server 2008 x64 VM as part of a migration from Exchange 2003. The domain was prepared and all schema updates completed successfully. The default installation was used with the Hub Transport, Client Access and Mailbox roles all successfully installed with no errors reported. When we started the Managemen Console we noticed a problem and have not been able to find a resolution.
The public folders database was created under Second Storage Group and mounted successfully. The Mailbox Database was never created but there was no error indicating it failed. It showed up under the First Storage group when viewed from the Manageme Console but it was not actually created. When I browse to the default location (C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exhange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group) the EDB file is not there. The files contained there are:
We have created a new Storage Group on our storage array and attempted to create a new mailbox database there but get a very similar result. The wizard completes the first part successfully(or so it says) but it fails when trying to mount the database. Inspecting the defined location shows that similar .jrs, .chk and .log files are created but an *.edb file is never created.
The Public Folders database appears to be functioning correctly and is replicating with our Exchange 2003 server. This database can be unmounted/mounted without error.
We have tried running the setup repair but it indicates that all roles are running and exits.
The event logs show the same error as people reporting licensing issues but the problems appears to be different. The edb files are simply not being created.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.