Content Index State - Failed on Exchange 2010 SBS 2011 Standard
Posted on 2012-03-29
I have a new install of SBS 2011 Standard. It was NOT a migration. We moved the entire domain and setup everything anew.
I have seen no errors with Exchange in the event log over the last month, but today I looked at the properties of the Mailbox Database in EMC and noticed that the Content Index Status value was Failed. This is also the status of the Archive.
We are not running DAG. Backups seem to be running and the database is mounted and heathy. Again, no events in the log. Users did notice that searches were not returning items in their mailbox, but a previous EE Question recommended we switch to Cached mode for all Outlook 2010 clients on Windows 7, which seemed to fix that problem.
What does this mean? Is there any problem with the backups? We are using Windows Backup Service and have had no errors on backups.
Background of configuration - which may have nothing to do with this issue.
The server was originally setup following all wizards. There is one mirrored drive arrary on one controller with the OS installed (C:) and taking up most of the space. There is a second drive array on another controller, with a partition for Exchange. After the initial configuration, I moved the Exchange database files to this partition using the move wizard. The logs were left their default location on the C: drive.