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Still cant remove a Exchange database, WHY?

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Last Modified: 2016-03-15
Getting the following error when trying to remove this exchange 2010 database:
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Microsoft Exchange Error
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The mailbox database 'DB1' cannot be deleted.

DB1
Failed
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>.

1st step was the following command: Set-AdServerSettings -ViewEntireForest $True
Then Tried the following to no avail & the result was null:
Any user mailbox: Nothing
Any Archive mailbox: Nothing
Discovery Search mailbox: Nothing
Arbitration mailbox: Nothing

no luck. Any ideas? The only thing I can think of is re-naming the database. The actual file name is DB1_a, but exchange (through EMC) is referring to it as DB1.
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