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Delete First Mailbox Database in Exchange 2010 SP1

Posted on 2012-03-12
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Can't seem to be able to delete the first mailbox database in our exchange 2010 sp1 environment.
All mailboxes have been moved to new DB, including arbitration
If I run:
get-mailbox -Database "Mailbox Database 0772779794" -arbitration
it's empty

If I run:
Get-MailboxStatistics –Database "Mailbox Database 0772779794"

It shows:
DisplayName               ItemCount    StorageLimitStatus                                               LastLogonTime
-----------               ---------    ------------------                                                 -------------
SystemMailbox{8d6d2b0e... 1                    NoChecking


So now I am not sure what is going on and how I can delete the first mailbox database.

Thanks!
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Question by:cabiit
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by:Adam Brown
ID: 37711993
Are there any mailboxes listed in the move request list?
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by:cabiit
ID: 37712164
From the EMC no, from cmdlet no
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by:cabiit
ID: 37712194
This is the specific error when I dismount db and try to remove

--------------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Exchange Error
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The mailbox database 'Mailbox Database 0772779794' cannot be deleted.

Mailbox Database 0772779794
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>.
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OK
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Now I did have this setup on that db:
"keep deleted mailboxes for 1 day"
"keep deleted items for 1 day"

But I reconfigured those to 0 day and re-mounted the db, but still no luck.

I am wondering if a complete server reboot will be required?
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cabiit earned 0 total points
ID: 37712897
After spending quite a few days on this, I ended up using ADSI Edit to resolve.

Run ADSIEDIT.MSC
Expand the following node in Configuration container
CN=Configuration
DC=<Domain Name>
DC=COM
CN=Services
CN=Microsoft Exchange
CN=<Name Of Exchange Org>
CN=Administrative Groups
CN=Exchange Administrative Group CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIxxxxxxxxxxx)
CN=Databases
Right-click on database store and delete it (make sure you choose the right now)

Restart the System Attendant, although I restarted Exchange to clear out any iSCSI connections and everything is working fine.
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Author Closing Comment

by:cabiit
ID: 37732308
Solved my own problem and it worked well.
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