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Can dismount-database delete a mailstore?

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After running the cmdlet dismount-database <database name>, the database was deleted. Are there any documented cases where a simple dismount caused a deletion of the database? I am running Exchange 2007 on Windows 2003 server.

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by:cwstad2
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should only be deleted if you did a remove-database. do you have a backup?
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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There is no way that command can delete the Database until it was remove or Pipe with another command

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I have a backup, we are working on that now. I'm just trying to figure out how we lost that database after it was dismounted.

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Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 250 total points
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If your too sure you ran the Dismount than just check if noone other than you was doing some activity at the same time as i havent ever heard of this command run and do delete a DB ..... this isnt even a BUG

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i agree with Rancy. powershell is very safe when it comes to what the commands execute.
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I still have my trans logs on the log folder from when the DB was deleted. Once I restore the edb file, should I just mount it or run eseutil /r Exx  ?
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If its a restore you will have to run the Eseulti /cc and allow reply of logs from Original location only if Sequence is meet from RSG to Original location Tlogs

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