Exchange 2013 - Removing a database and deleting folders but they still reappear!!
Hi I created a new database and moved all the user mailbox's plus discovery mailbox;s over and all went well, i then unmounted and deleted the old database in ECP and stopped all the exchange services and deleted the old database files and folders from the C:, i noticed i was still getting some errors with windows backup and after looking around i notice for some reason under program files/microsoft/exchange server/v15/mailbox the old db folder appears with the sub folders 'indexmeta', 'journal' and 'ms', it seems that the last trace of the old databases is still being used because the date is always todays date! everytime i delete these foldersers they come back!! I think this is the reason why the windows backup is failing with 'this application will not be available from this backup' any help would be appreciated!
January 16th, 2013 5:07pm
Hello, If you want to remove the old database, you can follow this document to do that: Manage Mailbox Databases in Exchange 2013 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj150580.aspx Did you enable journal on the old database? Thanks, Evan Liu TechNet Subscriber Support in forum If you have any feedback on our support, please contact email@example.com Evan Liu TechNet Community Support
January 17th, 2013 2:35pm
Hi Yes i did remove it with the above procedure, i did not enable any journal as far as i know, i think this maybe a bug!
January 17th, 2013 3:33pm
I have been able to reproduce this problem (wasn't to hard) and there are others with the same problem. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrgeneral/thread/ee6b8a4c-757e-4582-9a47-b85720b5e220/#9864bb95-d307-40d3-8a00-09bf6e972e91 I have also started to think that this is might be a bug. Martina Miskovic
January 17th, 2013 4:22pm
yes! i am also sure this is effecting my backups, because it is failing consistency checks on the exchange store!
January 17th, 2013 8:17pm
The issue is fixed in CU1
February 27th, 2013 7:08pm