Exchange 2013 - Active database content index state " Crawiling "

Hello ,

I have an Exchange 2013 installation with 2 mailbox servers in a DAG . Yesterday the storage get full and the replication has stopped working. I gave space to the DAG and the database replication is now healthy except the content index state. In active database it says Crawling and in the passive copy says Failed and suspened. Any ideas please how to solve it ?

Thanks
Anestis PsomasSystem and Network AdministratorAsked:
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Anestis PsomasSystem and Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I manage to fix the active database and re-crawl. Now it is in health state . The problem now is with the passive database. I have manually start reseed it shows that it finish and copy some index files but it show again in Content index state : FailedandSuspended . The database seems health.

Any ideas about that?
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
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Anestis PsomasSystem and Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hello ,

I have try all of this!! The only thing i don't understand is when the say to delete the index of the database. I have try this only with the passive database. Do you thing i must also delete the index from the active database ?

thanks
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
can you post the event logs from your ex2013? (warnings & error logs)
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Anestis PsomasSystem and Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Here is warnings about the Content Index ,


The indexing of mailbox database Database02 encountered an unexpected exception. Error details: Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Core.Abstraction.OperationFailedException: The component operation has failed. ---> Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Core.Abstraction.CatalogReseedException: The database 'da163c52-017d-4ec8-b019-340b77f2fa43 (Database02)' needs to be crawled but is not mounted on the preferred active server. Requesting a reseed.
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Engine.SearchFeedingController.DetermineFeederStateAndStartFeeders()
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Engine.SearchFeedingController.InternalExecutionStart()
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Core.Common.Executable.InternalExecutionStart(Object state)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Core.Common.Executable.EndExecute(IAsyncResult asyncResult)


A lot of these warnings with the same error ,
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
well I was expecting a detailed event logs with ID numbers.

Did you try  running a MB DB repair?  More over what exactly is your set up with DAG? is it as below?

1. CAS and mailbox server roles on one box.
2. DAG spanning multiple AD sites
3. Hardware load balancer
4. and  NAT IS NOT ENABLED on the HLB.
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Anestis PsomasSystem and Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hello ,

1.  I have 2 CAS and 2 MBX Servers and 3 Edge Servers
2. 1 AD Site , 1 DAG with 2 MBX Servers
3. Software Load Balancer
4.Nat not enabled

i didn't try and MD DB Repair as the database works without any problems. Only the content index has the problems in the passive database,

The event ids about the database problems is ,

Event 1009.

Thanks
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
1st I personally wouldn't use software load balancer!

Now,  to your issue please follow the below as per the MS KB.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2807668

But I would suggest to do MD repair because it usually resolves most of the issues (at least from exchange 2007 onwards)
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Anestis PsomasSystem and Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hello ,


I have try already the KB but the problem continues ... This is getting crazy !! I also try delete the index of the active database and the passive , Active database finish crawling and it is healthy. Passive database started seeding and then it finishes with failedandsuspended state.
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
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Anestis PsomasSystem and Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Finally database are again healthy. I also delete the indexing of the active database and the passive. After crawling has finished then the passive database started seeding with the correct changes. Thanks for your help !
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Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
You are welcome and glad that you got things back in track.
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