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The mailbox database cannot be deleted error in Exchange 2010 SP1

Posted on 2011-09-26
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Hi There, I am trying to decommission Exchange 2010 Sp1 server from the Exchange organization, it is not the last one though, and I am having issues deleting the last mailbox database before decommission I get the below error from EMC and EMS both

Microsoft Exchange Error
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The mailbox database 'USMB5' cannot be deleted.

USMB5
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Error:
This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes, mailbox plans, archive mailboxes, or arbitration mailboxes. To get a list of all mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID>. To get a list of all mailbox plans in this database, run the command Get-MailboxPlan. To get a list of archive mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID> -Archive. To get a list of all arbitration mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID> -Arbitration. To disable a non-arbitration mailbox so that you can delete the mailbox database, run the command Disable-Mailbox <Mailbox ID>. To disable an archive mailbox so you can delete the mailbox database, run the command Disable-Mailbox <Mailbox ID> -Archive. Arbitration mailboxes should be moved to another server; to do this, run the command New-MoveRequest <parameters>. If this is the last server in the organization, run the command Disable-Mailbox <Mailbox ID> -Arbitration -DisableLastArbitrationMailboxAllowed to disable the arbitration mailbox. Mailbox plans should be moved to another server; to do this, run the command Set-MailboxPlan <MailboxPlan ID> -Database <Database ID>.

I read several blogs on the internet and made sure no database is leftover including arbitration mailbox.

Set-Adserversettings -ViewEntireForest $True
Get-mailbox -database usmb5
get-mailbox -database usmb5 -arbitration
get-mailbox -database usmb5 -archive

none showed any mailboxes on usmb5, still I cannot delete usmb5 .

I am running out of ideas please anyone assist..


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Hi taga ipil, I have tried those options, it still complaints.
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never mind, I was able to remove the server, after several attempts. don't know what fixed.
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closing the question as I was able to remove the server.
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hehehe... Good to hear. sometimes weird things happen.
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