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Confirm there are no mailboxes associated with a Database Exchange 2010

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I would like to confirm that there are NO mailboxes associated with a datastore/database before I unmount it.  I am trying to cleanup what an old admin did.
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Question by:Travis Hahn
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by:Gareth Gudger
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If you want to check from EMC.

Recipient Configuration =>> Mailbox.

Then go to the View menu >> Add/Remove Columns.

Add the "Database" column. Click Ok. You can then sort this column alphabetically.
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I did do that and saw no mailbox associated with that database.  

Should I un-mount the database first to see if that causes any issues?  I know that you can name a DB anything, however this setup was a port over from Exchange 2003 and the database of concern is called Archive1.  We do not do any archiving here.
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If you don't see any users with that database name then you should be good to go. However, there may be a Arbitration Mailbox on that database, especially if it is the first database that was in the environment. Check this article on how to find that.
http://enterpriseit.co/microsoft-exchange/how-to-find-and-move-the-exchange-arbitration-mailboxes/

Otherwise you should be good to dismount.
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by:Travis Hahn
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Ran the command

and it appears that all my Arbitration Mailboxes are located on a database that I am keeping.

Si I feel confident to proceed
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Yes, I would say you are good to dismount.
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by:Travis Hahn
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I dismounted it - and all is well in IT Land.  Thank you for your help.
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by:Travis Hahn
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Thank You
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You are welcome!
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