Exchange 2013 DAG DB Failed

Posted on 2016-08-18
Last Modified: 2016-08-24
Hi all

 I have two Exchange 2013 servers in DAG, one of the DB is showing failed and suspend and its active in the second server, all other dbs are healthy and active in the first server, I tried below and got the error.

Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy -identity "DB1\MAIL1" -DeleteExistingFiles -SourceServer as mail2

The seeding operation failed. Error: An error occurred while performing the seed operation. Error: The process cannot
access the file 'e:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Mailbox\DB1\DB1.edb' because it is being
used by another process. [Database: DB1, Server:]
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy], SeedInProgressException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=mail1,RequestId=5e159664-0df2-422b-85c7-89a69bb382ec,TimeStamp=8/18/2016 3:21:
   51 PM] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-SeedInProgressException] 8D710ACC,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfiguration
    + PSComputerName        :

Please advise
Question by:ITMaster1979
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by:Ibrahim Benna
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Do you have file level antivirus? Is so can you confirm it is not scanning the exchange database locations? Also Any backups happening?
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-MAS earned 250 total points
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Please stop antivirus on your server and try again.
If it works please exclude the exchange EDB path from the AV scanning and live protection.


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ITMaster1979 earned 0 total points
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issue resolved by restarting the server

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my solution worked for me

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