Reseed the Search Catalog

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

If the content index catalog for a mailbox database copy gets corrupted, you may need to reseed the catalog. Corrupted content indexes are indicated in the Application event log by the following event.

 

Event ID Level Source Details

123

Error

ExchangeStoreDB

At <timestamp> the Microsoft Exchange Information Store Database <identity> copy on this server experienced a corrupted search catalog. Consult the event log on the server for other "ExchangeStoreDb" and "MSExchange Search Indexer" events for more specific information about the failure. Reseeding the catalog is recommended via the 'Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy' task.

noteNote:
If the mailbox database copy is the only copy, Exchange Search must create a new content index catalog. You can use the ResetSearchIndex.ps1 script to do this.

Looking for other management tasks related to Exchange Search? Check out Managing Exchange Search.

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

This example reseeds the content index catalog for the database copy DB1 on Mailbox server MBX1 from any source server that has a copy of the database.

Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB1\MBX1 -CatalogOnly

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy.

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

This example reseeds the content index catalog for the database copy DB1 on Mailbox server MBX1 from Mailbox server MBX2, which also has a copy of the database.

Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB1\MBX1 -SourceServer MBX2 -CatalogOnly

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy.

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