Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

The mailbox database cannot be deleted error in Exchange 2010 SP1

Posted on 2011-09-26
5
Medium Priority
?
685 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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
--------------------------------------------------------
The mailbox database 'USMB5' cannot be deleted.

USMB5
Failed
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..


0
Comment
Question by:tekberry
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Em Man
ID: 36672261
0
 

Author Comment

by:tekberry
ID: 36710433
Hi taga ipil, I have tried those options, it still complaints.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
tekberry earned 0 total points
ID: 36711988
never mind, I was able to remove the server, after several attempts. don't know what fixed.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tekberry
ID: 36898956
closing the question as I was able to remove the server.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Em Man
ID: 36716754
hehehe... Good to hear. sometimes weird things happen.
0

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Are you in the migration process of your Exchange to Exchange Online? Be aware of customized solutions developed on the transport role on your old Exchange server. They might not be convertible to Exchange Online!
In an Exchange Crossforest migration, the distribution groups can be a very complex operation that would cause loss of time, lots of issues and continued headaches if not solved in a timely manner. I had to do a similar project so I created a sc…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
This video tutorial shows you the steps to go through to set up what I believe to be the best email app on the android platform to read Exchange mail.  Get the app on your phone: The first step is to make sure you have the Samsung Email app on your …

587 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