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How to simulate dirty shutdown in Exchange 2003?

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Hi,

I have mount a test environment for Exchange 2003 and I'm looking a way to put my DB in Dirty Shutdown. Is a way to do that?

Thanks.
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by:TommySzalapski
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Yeah, kill the power.
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by:TommySzalapski
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Better yet, try to kill the power while the database is being modified. Not only will this put it in the dirty shutdown state, but it could corrupt it to.
Oh, if you don't want to kill the power, go to the task manager to the processes (not the applications) and right-click and hit 'End process tree' This will kill the process in the same way a power loss would.
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You can try to pull power plug on your server. :)
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End process on store.exe through Task Manager
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by:SAM2009
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I try all that but it seems it's not enough...database did not crashed yet:)))
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It's designed to recover from failure. Make sure you use 'End Process Tree' on store.exe. It kills harder. Try to have the database working hard doing updates (not reads) when it's crashed. You may have to try a few times. Otherwise, whatever crash recovery stuff it has in it is working too well.
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Don't restart the store service and do eseutil /mh on the database and look at the state
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by:TommySzalapski
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Ooh. Good point. Yeah, if you are restarting it, it will fix itself and change the state back (or at least attempt to).
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by:SAM2009
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Hey thanks guys ya I try again without restarting IS and it works!
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