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Mount a Database

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can use the EMC or the Shell to mount a mailbox database on a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server role installed.

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You can mount a database only if the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service is running.

Looking for other management tasks related to mailbox databases? Check out Managing Mailbox Databases.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Database permissions" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox.
  2. In the result pane, select the server on which the database is located.
  3. In the work pane, select the mailbox database that you want to mount.
  4. In the action pane, click Mount Database.
  5. Verify that the status indicated in the Status column has changed from Dismounted to Mounted.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Database permissions" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

This example uses the Mount-Database command to mount the database MyDatabase.

Mount-Database "MyDatabase"

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Mount-Database.

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