Sunday, May 3, 2015

Exchange 2010 Public Folders Will Not Mount

You see this message in the Windows Application Log:
(PID 7644, Thread 26) Task Mount-Database writing error when processing record of index 0. Error: System.InvalidOperationException: Couldn't mount the database that you specified. Specified database: Public Folder Database 1998117930; Error code: An Active Manager operation failed. Error: The database action failed. Error: Operation failed with message: MapiExceptionJetErrorMissingLogFile: Unable to mount database. (hr=0x80004005, ec=-528)
 [Database: Public Folder Database 1998117930, Server: Exchange2010.homeslice.net]. ---> Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster.Replay.AmDbActionWrapperException: An Active Manager operation failed. Error: The database action failed. Error: Operation failed with message: MapiExceptionJetErrorMissingLogFile: Unable to mount database. (hr=0x80004005, ec=-528)
 ---> Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Storage.AmOperationFailedException: An Active Manager operation failed. Error: Operation failed with message: MapiExceptionJetErrorMissingLogFile: Unable to mount database. (hr=0x80004005, ec=-528)
 ---> Microsoft.Mapi.MapiExceptionJetErrorMissingLogFile: MapiExceptionJetErrorMissingLogFile: Unable to mount database. (hr=0x80004005, ec=-528)
And find that you cannot mount the public folders anymore. Do'h.  Conclusion is that your public folders are shot, and you need to rebuild them from scratch.  You can try running eseutil to recover them, or you could use eseutil to replay the logs. None of that will work out in the end. My Advice: rebuild them from scratch, by deleteting the .EDB file and the log files, remounting and allowing exchange to create new fresh databases.
My Solution:
– Dismounted the public folder database, if already mounted,
– Renamed/moved its files (ebd+log) - move public folder's .EDB files and .Log files to another folder
– Mount the database, in the exchange console and answer “yes” to the recreate warning.
– Use Stellar Pheonix Exchange Mailbox Recovery to open the former public folder .EDB file, and then convert the contents to .PST file, then finally copy the contents back into public folders using Outlook.






5 comments:

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