Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Move Active Mailbox Database Error

I went to move a mailbox database to another node by using "Move Active Mailbox Database" from Exchange Management Console or Move-ActiveMailboxDatabase from the shell. When performing this action I received the following error:

Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed.
Elapsed time: 00:00:00


Move-ActiveMailboxDatabase
Failed

Error:
An Active Manager operation failed. Error: The database action failed. Error: An error occurred while trying to validate the specified database copy for possible activation. Error: Database copy 'LABEXCH04 Database 02' on server 'LABEXCH04.lab.local' has content index catalog files in the following state: 'Failed'.. [Database: LABEXCH04 Database 02, Server: LABEXCH03.lab.local]

An Active Manager operation failed. Error: An error occurred while trying to validate the specified database copy for possible activation. Error: Database copy 'LABEXCH04 Database 02' on server 'LABEXCH04.lab.local' has content index catalog files in the following state: 'Failed'..
Click here for help... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.140).aspx?v=14.1.218.11&t=exchgf1&e=ms.exch.err.Ex92D94B

Exchange Management Shell command attempted:
Move-ActiveMailboxDatabase -Identity 'LABEXCH04 Database 02' -ActivateOnServer 'LABEXCH04' -MountDialOverride 'Lossless'

Elapsed Time: 00:00:00


My passive database was coming up as healthy!

The problem was resolved by:

- Suspending the database copy
- Activating the database copy - wait for resync
- Performing the move active mailbox database command again.

Very weird for the fact that it was displaying as a healthy copy!

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