Exchange server 2016 database changed to unkown state status

Benard Mwanza 996 Reputation points

I recently moved by exchange databases from Ex1-2016 to another Ex2-2016. Using this guidelines.

Ex2-2016 is the only box configured to send and receive emails.

From Ex1-2016, i Left the database status as Dismounted status, later on the database status changed to unknown. A user was mistakenly created in a stale database that exists in Ex1-2016, and I'm unable to move the user to a production database that exists in Ex2-2016

Ex1-2016 is still operational but not being used to send and receive emails.

When i try to mount the stale database in Ex1-2016, i get the following error.

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  1. Andy David - MVP 138K Reputation points MVP

    Was this a DAG in DAC mode?

    If so, you can try:

    Start-DatabaseAvailabiltyGroup -MailboxServer Ex1-2016

    and see if that lets you then mount that DB

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