How do you reseed a database?

How do you reseed a database?

Reseeding using the Exchange Admin Center

  1. Log in using Administrator credentials and go to Server>>Database.
  2. Here, select the database which is to be updated.
  3. Click the Update button to start the reseeding process.
  4. Click the Browse button to add the source Exchange Server.
  5. The method of reseeding will begin.

What is Exchange database seeding?

Updating, also known as seeding, is the process in which a copy of a mailbox database is added to another Mailbox server in a database availability group (DAG). The newly added copy becomes the baseline database for the passive copy into which log files copied from the active copy are replayed.

How do I manually seed an Exchange 2013 database?

Reseeding a Database Copy Using the Exchange Admin Center Select the database that has the failed copy. On the database copy that is shown as failed click the Update link. You can click Browse and specify a source server if necessary, otherwise click Save to reseed from the server that hosts the active database copy.

How do I reseed a mailbox in Exchange 2013?

What is seeding in Exchange 2013?

Seeding is the process in which a copy of a mailbox database is added to another Mailbox server. This becomes the database copy into which copied log files and data are replayed.

How do I fix content index failed in Exchange 2016?

Navigate to the database saving location on your Exchange system. Here, search for the folder with a long string (GUID). This folder contains the content index of your database. Delete this folder with the long string along with all the sub-folders.

Which Dag member does the reseed use as the source?

By default the reseed will use the DAG member hosting the active database copy as the source. If the database is 500Gb in size, that is 500Gb of database that needs to be copied across the network, plus the transaction log files and the content index for that database.

How do I reseed a failed database copy?

Fortunately, you can specify a source server for the database reseed, which allows you to select a server that has better connectivity to reseed from, such as another DAG member within the same site as the server with the failed database copy. The options for selecting a reseed source will be demonstrated below.

How long does it take to reseed a database?

The duration of the reseed operation will depend on the size of the database and transaction log data that needs to be copied across the network to the server. After the reseed is complete the database copy should be back to a healthy state and will resume continuous replication.

When do I need to reseed my exchange 2013 database?

When you’re running an Exchange 2013 database availability group you will eventually need to deal with a failed database copy that needs to be reseeded. Database copies may be in a failed state due to a variety of reasons, such as a hardware failure on the underlying storage system.