Solved

Exchange 2010 databases moving from 1 server to another but no logs are being written as to why

Posted on 2011-02-24
7
209 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I've got a DAG with 2 mailbox servers as members and 10 databases evenly distributed over the 2 ( 5 and 5).  All of a sudden we'll log in and see all 10 on 1 server.  Looks through all the logs(win 2008) shows literally nothing indicating what may have occurred.

Anyone experienced anything like this or can point me to where i could be looking?
0
Comment
Question by:gleek
7 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
MichaelVH earned 250 total points
ID: 34974411
The only valid reason for this to happen if a failover occured. This would mean that there was either a disruption in service/communication or whatsoever that would've caused this. On the other hand; that would definitely show up in the logs.
0
 
LVL 49

Assisted Solution

by:Akhater
Akhater earned 250 total points
ID: 34974589
Totally agree with Micheal, DB failover will not happen without a reason, one of the nodes was voted down and evicted momentary from the cluster. Go back in your logs there is surely something there.

Of course another option is that an admin manually moved them
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:gleek
ID: 34975547
yea i mean i'm a pretty experienced Exchange 03, 07 admin.  Now this is 2010 so a bit different but there is seriously nothing in the logs.  I mean i'm expecting all sorts of things that would be there but it can't honestly think of any reason it could move without anything getting written.
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:MichaelVH
ID: 34977496
Gleek,

nor can we ;-)
I suggest that you monitor the situation closely and even enable some diagnostic logging on the Exchange Server to catch some details if that would happen again.

Michael
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Akhater
ID: 34977626
even if you move the DBs manually it will be written in the logs....
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 35321963
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lotus Notes – formerly IBM Notes – is an email client application, while IBM Domino (earlier Lotus Domino) is an email server. The client possesses a set of features that are even more advanced as compared to that of Outlook. Likewise, IBM Domino is…
MS Outlook is a world-class email client application that is mainly used for e-communication globally.  In this article, we will discuss the basic idea about MS Outlook, its advanced features, and types of MS Outlook File formats.
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question