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I accidentally deleted an Exchange 2007 clustered resource…what should I do?

I accidentally deleted an Exchange 2007 clustered resource…what should I do?

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When Exchange 2007 is installed on a cluster there are several Exchange 2007 specific resources that are created.  These include:

  • A system attendant resource.
  • An information store resource.
  • A database instance resource coordinating to each database created on the CMS.

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Sometimes these clustered resources are accidentally deleted using cluster administrator or failover cluster manager.  This results in a portion of the solution not functioning.

Some clustered applications allow you to recreate individual clustered resources by using cluster administrator (or failover cluster management). 

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Although the resource is created successfully within cluster, it will ultimately fail for Exchange use.

Each Exchange resource that is created by the integrated setup routine is stamped with Exchange specific values.  This is what allows the integration between Exchange and Windows cluster to function. 

Let’s take a look at some of these values.

Exchange System Attendant Instance (CMSName)

Listing private properties for 'Exchange System Attendant Instance (2008-MBX3)':

T  Resource             Name                           Value

-- -------------------- ------------------------------ -----------------------

S  Exchange System      NetworkName                    2008-MBX3

   Attendant Instance (2008-MBX3)         

The network name private property links the system attendant resource to the appropriate network name.  This value is not stamped by simply recreating the resource.

 

Exchange Information Store Instance (CMSName)

Listing private properties for 'Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3)':

T  Resource             Name                           Value

-- -------------------- ------------------------------ -----------------------

D  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) ResourceVersion                524289 (0x80001)

D  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) ResourceBuild                  671088646 (0x28000006)

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) NetworkName                    2008-MBX3

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) DestPath                       C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Mailbox\MDBDATA

D  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) ClusteredStorageType           1 (0x1)

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_Seeding False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_ReplicaInitializing False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_TargetReplicaInstanceState NotRunning

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_ConfigBroken False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_CopyNotificationGenerationNumber 123

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_CopyGenerationNumber 123

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_InspectorGenerationNumber 122

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_ReplayGenerationNumber 121

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestCopyNotificationTime 128853118429157196

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestCopyTime 128853118429157196

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestInspectorTime 128854139574491853

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestReplayTime 128853118426031936

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_CurrentReplayTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_NoLoss True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_MountAllowed True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestFullBackupTime 128666480930000000

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestIncrementalBackupTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestDifferentialBackupTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestCopyBackupTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SnapshotBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SnapshotLatestFullBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SnapshotLatestIncrementalBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SnapshotLatestDifferentialBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SnapshotLatestCopyBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LastFailoverTime 128661508136602054

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) LatestOnlineTime               128882659585976345

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_MountAllowed True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_NoLoss True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SuspendCurrentOwner Idle

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_ReplicaInitializing True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_ConfigBroken True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_ConfigBrokenMessage Status information cannot be displayed correctly because the storage group is running on a later version of Exchange Server than the client that is requesting the status information.

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_TargetReplicaInstanceState NotRunning

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_CopyGenerationNumber 66

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_CopyNotificationGenerationNumber 66

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_InspectorGenerationNumber 65

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_ReplayGenerationNumber 64

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_CurrentReplayTime 128882708597977356

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestCopyTime 128882708598133624

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestCopyNotificationTime 128882708598133624

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestInspectorTime 128891788251028675

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestReplayTime 128882708591257832

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SuspendSuspendWanted False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SuspendMessage

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SuspendCurrentOwner Idle

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_ReplicaInitializing True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_ConfigBroken True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_ConfigBrokenMessage Status information cannot be displayed correctly because the storage group is running on a later version of Exchange Server than the client that is requesting the status information.

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_TargetReplicaInstanceState NotRunning

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_MountAllowed True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_NoLoss True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LastFailoverTime 128661508146915082

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_ConfigBroken False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_ConfigBrokenMessage

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_TargetReplicaInstanceState NotRunning

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_Seeding False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_ReplicaInitializing False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_CopyNotificationGenerationNumber 119

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_CopyGenerationNumber 119

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_InspectorGenerationNumber 118

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_ReplayGenerationNumber 117

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestCopyNotificationTime 128853118430094774

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestCopyTime 128853118430094774

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestInspectorTime 128854139607929353

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestReplayTime 128853118426500725

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_CurrentReplayTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_NoLoss True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_MountAllowed True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestFullBackupTime 128666481160000000

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestIncrementalBackupTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestDifferentialBackupTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestCopyBackupTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SnapshotBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SnapshotLatestFullBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SnapshotLatestIncrementalBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SnapshotLatestDifferentialBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SnapshotLatestCopyBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_CopyGenerationNumber 64

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_CopyNotificationGenerationNumber 64

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_InspectorGenerationNumber 63

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_ReplayGenerationNumber 62

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_CurrentReplayTime 128882708597821088

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestCopyTime 128882708598133624

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestCopyNotificationTime 128882708598133624

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestInspectorTime 128891788251028675

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestReplayTime 128882708593914388

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SuspendSuspendWanted False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SuspendMessage

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_Seeding False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_Seeding False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LastFailoverTime 128661383610946829

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LastFailoverTime 128661383799855560

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_DumpsterRedeliveryCreationTime 180000000000

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_DumpsterRedeliveryEndTime 180000000000

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_DumpsterRedeliveryRequired False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_DumpsterRedeliveryStartTime 633572168518476877

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_DumpsterRedeliveryCreationTime 180000000000

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_DumpsterRedeliveryEndTime 180000000000

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_DumpsterRedeliveryRequired False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_DumpsterRedeliveryStartTime 633572168264869789

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_DumpsterRedeliveryServers

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_DumpsterRedeliveryServers

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-Node1_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_ConfigBrokenMessage

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_LatestFullBackupTime 128860168890000000

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SnapshotBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5_SnapshotLatestFullBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_LatestFullBackupTime 128860169140000000

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SnapshotBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408_SnapshotLatestFullBackup False

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-node2_25b8ef30-3bae-474f-b075-8068fb524308_TargetReplicaInstanceState NotRunning

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_SuspendCurrentOwner Idle

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_ReplicaInitializing True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_ConfigBroken True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_ConfigBrokenMessage Status information cannot be displayed correctly because the storage group is running on a later version of Exchange Server than the client that is requesting the status information.

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_SuspendCurrentOwner Idle

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_[LOCKS]_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_ReplicaInitializing True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_ConfigBroken True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_ConfigBrokenMessage Status information cannot be displayed correctly because the storage group is running on a later version of Exchange Server than the client that is requesting the status information.

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_TargetReplicaInstanceState NotRunning

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_TargetReplicaInstanceState NotRunning

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_LatestCopyNotificationTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_LatestInspectorTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_LatestCopyNotificationTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE1.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_LatestInspectorTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_ConfigBroken True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_ConfigBrokenMessage Status information cannot be displayed correctly because the storage group is running on a later version of Exchange Server than the client that is requesting the status information.

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_ConfigBroken True

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_ConfigBrokenMessage Status information cannot be displayed correctly because the storage group is running on a later version of Exchange Server than the client that is requesting the status information.

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_TargetReplicaInstanceState NotRunning

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_TargetReplicaInstanceState NotRunning

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_LatestCopyNotificationTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_7096c806-d69d-41b8-ae1d-50ada0b0dce5|Standby_LatestInspectorTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_LatestCopyNotificationTime 0

S  Exchange Information Store Instance (2008-MBX3) Replay_2008-NODE2.exchange.msft_58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408|Standby_LatestInspectorTime 0

In this case the information store resource has several private properties that are not re-created by simply creating the resource.  These include the network name (similar to system attendant), the cluster storage type indicating the type of cluster used (CCR or SCC), and other private properties coordinating to the replication status of databases hosted on the server. 

 

Exchange Database Instances

Listing private properties for '2008-MBX3-SG2/2008-MBX3-SG2-DB1 (2008-MBX3)':

T  Resource             Name                           Value

-- -------------------- ------------------------------ -----------------------

S  2008-MBX3-SG2/2008-MBX3-SG2-DB1 (2008-MBX3) DatabaseGuid                   5be19b1d-845b-4a23-8aa2-d98abbd06274

S  2008-MBX3-SG2/2008-MBX3-SG2-DB1 (2008-MBX3) StorageGroupGuid               58da7215-7d0c-4d18-835a-848bde0ce408

S  2008-MBX3-SG2/2008-MBX3-SG2-DB1 (2008-MBX3) NetworkName                    2008-MBX3

S  2008-MBX3-SG2/2008-MBX3-SG2-DB1 (2008-MBX3) LatestOfflineTime              128882708598133624

S  2008-MBX3-SG2/2008-MBX3-SG2-DB1 (2008-MBX3) LastMountedOnServer            2008-NODE1

 

The database instances also have links that are missing when resources are created through cluster administrator.  For example, database instances are linked to their storage groups and databases by stamping GUIDs onto the cluster resource.  In this case the database guid is stamped into the private property DatabaseGuid and the storage group guid stamped into the private property StorageGroupGuid.  Without these attributes the database instances will not function.

It is possible in some instances to manually go back and re-stamp these private properties.  Particular care has to be taken to ensure that this happens correctly.  If it does not happen correctly unknown results may occur and the resource may not function.

IN GENERAL I DISCOURAGE ATTEMPTING TO MANUALLY RECREATE CLUSTERED RESOURCES!

In the event a deletion occurs, the following steps can be used to recover from the deletion.

1)  Navigate to the node that currently owns the Exchange resources.

2)  Make note of the CMS name and CMS IP address (properties of the Exchange network name resource and the Exchange IP resource).

3)  Using the Exchange Management Shell, issue a stop-clusteredmailboxserver.  Fill in the prompted information as necessary.  This will take the CMS offline.

4)  Using your Exchange 2007 SP1 media, issue a setup.com /clearLocalCMS /cmsName:<CMSName>.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164362.aspx

By clearing the CMS you have removed the clustered configuration associated with that CMS.

5)  Recover the CMS to the cluster by using the Exchange 2007 SP1 media and issuing setup.com /recoverCMS /cmsName:<CMSName> /cmsIPv4Addresses:<IPAddress>,<IPAddress> or setup.com /recoverCMS /cmsName:<CMSName> /cmsIPv4Address:<IPAddress>

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124095.aspx

By recovering the CMS all clustered resources are refreshed and recreated.  This ensures that all attributes are stamped onto the cluster resources and the cluster should function as expected.

 

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Update:  6/5/2011

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I was recently contacted by a co-worker who found a more efficient way to recovery a deleted database instance from a clustered mailbox server.  Let’s take a look at an example:

 

In the example cluster MBX-3 I have two existing database instances:

 

image

 

Using Failover Cluster Manager I delete one of the database instances.  Here is the resulting view in Failover Cluster Manager:

 

image

 

Using the above instructions would require the administrator to recover the entire CMS.  It was found that if you create another storage group and database the database instances within the cluster are refreshed.  For example:

 

new-storagegroup –name <SG-NAME> –server <CMSName>

new-mailboxdatabase –name <DB-NAME> –storagegroup <CMSNAME\SG-NAME>

 

This creates a new database instance within cluster for the new database and re-creates the missing database instance for you. 

 

image

 

The administrator can then remove the new mailbox database and storage group created and bring online the previously missing database instance.

 

remove-mailboxdatabase <DB-NAME>

remove-storagegroup <SG-NAME>

start-clusteredmailboxserver <CMSName>

image

 

These steps were verified on a Windows 2008 R2 / Exchange 2007 SP3 CCR cluster.  A special thanks to my co-worker Michael Barta for pointing this out to me!

 

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Comments
  • Hi Tim,

    I Followed your steps to sucessfully resolve the issue where a Public folder resource was deleted from Failover Cluster Management.

    However if was playing arround my lab machine

    E2K7 CCR on W2K8 on HyperV

    Insted of trying to stop-clusteredmailboxserver

    and run setup.com /clearLocalCMS /cmsName:<CMSName>.

    and then setup.com /recoverCMS /cmsName:<CMSName> /cmsIPv4Address:<IPAddress>

    I tried directly ran setup.com /recoverCMS /cmsName:<CMSName> /cmsIPv4Address:<IPAddress>

    And surprisingly it worked sucessfully.

    So my question is is running recoverCMS alone enough to recover the deleted resources ?

    Will it cause any problem in future with the Cluster.

    Thank you.

  • Hi,

    Exactly I am in the same situation!

    But I deleted RSG cluster resource here in my 2007 SP2 CCR

    Now issue is i am not able to remove or disount DB in the RSG

    How can I recreate the SG here?

    Can I create a new (By any name ) and remove it ?

    I am confused here please help

    Manju

  • Also here,

    If I recover CMS, will the node where I am running teh revocer CMS command will be rebiult  from the Scratch meaning Do i need to reseed all the DBs in the CCR (Ex: I am running it on the passive node)

    What happens to the Node which is (Active Node) will the node needs any change?

    I have 15 DBs running so is Stopping cms is required here ?

  • @Manju:

    Hi...so there are two answers to your question.

    First and foremost you could follow these instructions on any node <or> if it's only a database you removed a co-workre recently pointed out that simply creating a new database and storage group on the server re-creates missing database instances in cluster.

    Second as long as copy status was healthy prior to starting this it's safe to do on any node and the replication service will just pick up where it left off previously.

    TIMMCMIC

  • I would like to thank you for this update it was really a relief.

    finally something easy to recover.

    ooh

    thanks again

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