The Microsoft Exchange Replication service couldn’t find a valid configuration for database ‘mydb’ on server ‘server1’. Error: An Active Manager operation failed. Error: The active copy for database could not be determined:

October 7, 2020 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

Recently one of our customer had an Exchange Server outage. Whereas one of the node from 2 node DAG was not able to communicate with other server. We tried to rebooting the server but no luck . The symptoms were

– Cluster service was not starting.
– On the other node FCM was not able to connect to the DAG cluster.
– Unable to open the ECP/OWA.
– Outlook / Mobile Users cannot access their mailboxes.

The environment consist of 2 Exchange Server 2016 & DAG.

So we started with removing the failed node by typing the below commands in the healthy exchange server:
# Open Exchange PowerShell
#Get-ClusterNode -Name node1 | Remove-Clusternode
# net stop clussvc
# net start clussvc 
# Remove-DatabaseAvailabilityGroupServer -Identity “DAG Name” -MailboxServer “Failed Exchange Server Name” -ConfigurationOnly
# Get-ClusterNode “Failed Exchange Server Name” | Remove-ClusterNode

However , still no luck. Then we tried to remove the mailbox database copies form the failed node(I believe the copies were active on the second server) we got a new error stating that “Mailbox databse copies cannot be disabled on the Databases with circular logging enabled. So we had to remove the circular logging and then delete the database copies.

#Get-MailboxDatabse | Set-MailboxDatabase -CircularLoggingEnabled $False
# Get-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity “DatabaseName” |Remove-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity “DatabaseName\ServerName”

Now it is the time for mounting the databses: When we ran the below command

#Get-MailboxDatabase | Mount-Database

We received the below error”

Failed to mount database “———-“. Error: An Active Manager operation failed. Error: An Active Manager operation
encountered an error. To perform this operation, the server must be a member of a database availability group, and the
database availability group must have quorum. Error: Automount consensus not reached (Reason: FSW boot time did not
match (FSW-Remote: 2020-10-01T11:37:09.4930830Z FSW-Reg: 0001-01-01T00:00:00.0000000)). [Server:———-]
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (—-:ADObjectId) [Mount-Database], InvalidOperationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=————,RequestId=5022acdd-0c48-4584-b2eb-1d0a2c692f0d,TimeStamp=10/7/2020
11:09:14 AM] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-InvalidOperationException] BCF4F25E,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfi
gurationTasks.MountDatabase

Here , we wanted to check the DAG status

#Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup -status

Output :

WARNING: Unable to get Primary Active Manager information due to an Active Manager call failure. Error: An Active
Manager operation failed. Error: An Active Manager operation encountered an error. To perform this operation, the
server must be a member of a database availability group, and the database availability group must have quorum. Error:
Automount consensus not reached (Reason: FSW boot time did not match (FSW-Remote: 2020-10-01T11:37:09.4930830Z FSW-Reg:
0001-01-01T00:00:00.0000000)). [Server: ———-]

Name : DAGName
Memberservers: {Server1}
Operational Servers {}

The output confirmed that there a no operatinal servers. So we had to restart the DAG with the surviving node.

#Start-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup -Identity “DAGNAME” -MailboxServer ServerName”

Now the Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup -status cmd will gave the below output:

Name : DAGName
Memberservers: {Server1}
Operational Servers {Server1}

Now it is the time for mounting all the databases:

Get-MailboxDatabase | Mount-Database

Voila , The MailboxDatabases were started mounting and the ECP access is restored.

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