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Greetings

We are running Exchange 2007 SP1.

I have created an RSG succesfully and merged the data out...but now I can't seem to delete the RSG!

I go to the Database Tool > Manage Recovery Storage Group > Remove RSG

And receive a message saying "The RSG cannot be removed if any databases are mouted. Select Mount/Dismount Databases and try again"

Fair enough.

So I go to "Mount of Dismount databases in RSG" and dismount the database. I see a message saying the RSG DB has been dismounted.

However, when I try to Remove the RSG, I get the same error about the database being mounted!!

Any idea?
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Have you tried Restarting the exchange services and then dismounting?
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I was a bit worried of running the pwrshell in case i delete the live database! :)

Let's say the database is named Mailstore5, which is located on Mail1 server.

Both the live database and the RSG database have the same name don't they?

So would I run:

Remove-MailboxDatabase -identity Mail1\RSG\Mailstore5

and then

Remove-StorageGroup -identity "Mail1\RSG"

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I'm not sure what the RSG is actually called to be honest - how can I verify this? It doesn't appear in the Management Console does it?
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Also have you followed the steps at the end of this document for removing the RSG?
This should also allow you to confirm the name etc.

http://www.petri.co.il/using_rsg_in_exchange_2007.htm
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Yep, those are the steps I followed, but the database is still listed as mounted.

Any idea why I can't see the RSG in the Exchange Management Console?

I think my RSG is called 'Recovery Storage Group"..if I run this command:

get-storagegroup -server Mail1 -status

Then I can see an SG named '"Recovery Storage Group"

So does this mean I can run this command:

remove-mailboxdatabase -identity "mail1\recovery storage group\mailstore 5"

and then

remove-storagegroup -identity "mail1\recovery storage group"

I just don't want to delete my live store by accident!!
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That should be fine, you will only delete the live store if you specify it by name.
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by:Joe_Budden
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Worked, thanks! :)

Any idea why it worked via pwrshell and not by the GUI? Is this a common problem?
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I have seen it once.  Did you try restarting the exchange server at all?
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Nope - it's a live server, so couldn't.

Thanks for the help! :)
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