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Unable to delete the old empty Exchange Server 2010 mailbox Database ?

People, I'm running Exchange Server 2010 SP3 with no DAG configured, but somehow when I tried to delete the mailbox databse with no mailbox in it, it failed ?

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Microsoft Exchange Error
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The mailbox database 'Marketing Department' cannot be deleted.

Marketing Department
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Error:
This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes, mailbox plans, archive mailboxes, or arbitration mailboxes. To get a list of all mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID>. To get a list of all mailbox plans in this database, run the command Get-MailboxPlan. To get a list of archive mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID> -Archive. To get a list of all arbitration mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID> -Arbitration. To disable a non-arbitration mailbox so that you can delete the mailbox database, run the command Disable-Mailbox <Mailbox ID>. To disable an archive mailbox so you can delete the mailbox database, run the command Disable-Mailbox <Mailbox ID> -Archive. Arbitration mailboxes should be moved to another server; to do this, run the command New-MoveRequest <parameters>. If this is the last server in the organization, run the command Disable-Mailbox <Mailbox ID> -Arbitration -DisableLastArbitrationMailboxAllowed to disable the arbitration mailbox. Mailbox plans should be moved to another server; to do this, run the command Set-MailboxPlan <MailboxPlan ID> -Database <Database ID>.

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Can anyone here please assist me with what to do to successfully delete the mailbox database ?

Thanks,
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When I look through the powershell script, there are some weird mailbox DB:

[PS] C:\>Get-Mailbox -Arbitration | Ft Name, Database -AutoSize

Name                                                Database
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SystemMailbox{1f05a927-04a8-487a-a22b-f27d4aea1d28} Marketing Department
FederatedEmail.4c1f4d8b-8179-4148-93bf-00a95fa1e042 Marketing Department
SystemMailbox{e0dc1c29-89c3-4034-b678-e6c29d823ed9} Marketing Department

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So what is the best thing to do with those above mailboxes, Move it or delete it ?

how can I safely migrate it to another mailbox database or does it have to be the same DB for those three above ?
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Ah I see, so what happened when it is accidentally deleted ?
because my colleague forcefully delete it after stoping the MS Information store.exe :-|
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