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Removing Exchange 2010 Mailbox DB

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hi
I have an Exchange 2010 environment. I wish to delete a mailbox DB which is in a DAG (server1 and server2). when i issue the Remove-MailboxDatabaseCopy, i get the message
the operation couldnt be performed because object 'server1\database could not be found on DC1
Anyone has any ideas as to how i could go round this issue?
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Jarred Power earned 1500 total points
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I am assuming you ran: Remove-MailboxDatabase -Identity MailboxDatabase01  
I would run
Get-MailboxDatabase -Identity MailboxDatabase01 -Status | Format-List

and see what state the DB is in.

FYI

Mailbox database copies can only be removed from a healthy database availability group (DAG). If the DAG isn't healthy (for example, the DAG's underlying cluster is down because quorum was lost), you won't be able to remove any mailbox database copies.
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thanks jpower5000
i have recreated a new mbx DB and have moved the mailboxes across to the new one successfully. But i'm in danger of running out of space. i need to delete the old DB. if i'm never ever going to use it, can i just go ahead and delete the DB files located in the DB path on the exchange server? Would that cause me any headaches?
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Sorry for the late response. You should be able to delete the DB file with no problems. Though it might still be listed as an option to create objects ( the reference will still exist).
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