Reseeding a database copy

There may be times when database replication issues arise in your environment. These issues could be caused by hardware failures, network issues, or, in extremely rare cases, log file corruption, and leave you with failed database copies that need to be reseeded. This recipe outlines the process for reseeding database copies using the Exchange Management Shell.

How to do it...

  1. To reseed a database copy, suspend replication using the following command syntax:
    Suspend-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB01\MBX2 -Confirm:$false
  2. Next, you're ready to reseed the database. Use the Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy cmdlet, as shown:
    Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB01\MBX2 `
    -DeleteExistingFiles

How it works...

When using the Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy ...

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