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Old Mailbox databases

Hello, I've got a couple of old mailbox database folders on my exchange 2010 server from previous failed installations.  Is it safe to remove them?
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Ozwazza
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Ozwazza
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Julian123Commented:
As long as the database files aren't in use (check the last modified date to be sure) then you can delete them.
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vmdudeCommented:
Assuming you have only got one mailbox server, check the database paths on all current databases to make sure no databases point to the paths you are looking to remove.

For added security, you could always move the folders to another location so you have the ability to move them back if needs be
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Please do ensure to take a backup and what do you mean my Databases ... is that Mailbox database files or what ?

Do not delete anything until your Damn sure !!

- Rancy
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Rajkumar-MCITPCommented:
Installation completion of a Mailbox Server by default will create a mailbox database, you mention those database are related to your previous failed installation.

I don't think you may create some mailboxes in that failed installation... If you don't have any mailbox created in that, then there wont be any information available for now to have this. So you can delete it.

Even if that orphaned mailbox database has the system\arbitration\discovery mailboxes, you can create it newly on the existing mailbox database
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OzwazzaAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone
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