troubleshooting Question

Exchange reseed database error

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We have a 2 server cluster running Exchange 2010.  Server 1 crashed today and this time, left the database copies in a "failed and suspended" state. (we have 9 databases - all are "failed and suspended").  Normally when one of the servers crashes, the databases fail over to the other server.  I have to admit however that I don't know which server was the active server when this crash took place - should have been server 2 but server 2 is the one with the "failed and suspended" copies of the databases.
I tried the reseed command (last time this happened, the reseed worked without issue) but get the error attached.
I also tried to do a database update via the EMC wizard (right click the database and choose "update database copy") - received the same error.
We have circular logging enabled.  I've tried to locate the log files so I can dismount the database(s), move the log files somewhere else and then remount the database(s) but I can't find the log files.  Same thing applies if I want to do a manually copy, I still need to copy the DB and the log files to a shared area in order to copy to my server 2.
I don't want to reboot server 2 with the databases in a failed state - unless someone out there can assure me that will resolve my issue.
Hoping to get a response soon - I'd like to fix this today if possible.

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