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Remove-MailboxDatabaseCopy

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-19

Use the Remove-MailboxDatabaseCopy cmdlet to remove a mailbox database copy from an existing database. You can't use this cmdlet to remove the last copy of a mailbox database. To remove the last copy of a mailbox database, you must use the Remove-MailboxDatabase cmdlet.


Remove-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity <DatabaseCopyIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

To use the Remove-MailboxDatabaseCopy cmdlet to remove a mailbox database copy, the following criteria must be met:

  • The database availability group (DAG) hosting the mailbox database must have quorum and be healthy.
  • If you're removing the last passive copy of the database, continuous replication circular logging (CRCL) must not be enabled for the specified mailbox database. If CRCL is enabled, you must first disable it. After the mailbox database copy has been removed, circular logging can be enabled. After enabling circular logging for a non-replicated mailbox database, JET circular logging is used instead of CRCL. If you aren't removing the last passive copy of a database, CRCL can remain enabled.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mailbox database copies" entry in the High Availability Permissions topic.

noteNote:
You can't remove the active copy of a mailbox database. To remove a database that's an active copy, you must first switch the database to a new active copy by using the Move-ActiveMailboxDatabase cmdlet.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.DatabaseCopyIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the name of the mailbox database whose copy is being removed. When using this parameter, specify a format of DatabaseName\ServerName.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

This example removes a copy of mailbox database DB1 from the Mailbox server EXMBX3.

Remove-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB1\EXMBX3 -Confirm:$false
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