Error “0xc8000713 Unable to find the file” when trying to replicate DB in DAG

Posted: October 9, 2014 in Exchange 2013
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Hi Folks,

in the last days I had massive problems setting up the replication of a database in a DAG.
While executing the command Add-Database Copy” following error message was generated:

[PS] C:\>Get-MailboxDatabase -Server AD-ex01 | Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy -MailboxServer AD-ex11 -ActivationPreference 2
The seeding operation failed. Error: An error occurred while performing the seed operation. Error: Failed to notify source server
‘AD-EX01.AD.customer.local’ about the local truncation point. Hresult: 0xc8000713. Error: Unable to find the file.
[Database: ex00-mdb001, Server: AD-EX11.AD.customer.local]
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy], SeedInProgressException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=AD-EX01,RequestId=2e434125-4b73-4845-b42c-218aae43caf4,TimeStamp=07.10.2014 15:37:18] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-SeedInPr
ogressException] 92042DF7,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.AddMailboxDatabaseCopy
+ PSComputerName        : AD-ex01.AD.customer.local

After trying to enable replication by turning on / off circular logging to replicate, we opened a case at Microsoft Support.

The solution provide from Microsoft Support worked:

1. Dismount database

2. Make sure the database is in “clean shutdown” state:
ESEutil /mh X:\Databases\Database.edb

If database isn’t in clean shutdown you’ve to repair it with eseutil:
Eseutil /r E00 /d: “Database Path” /l: “Log Folder Path” /s: “Log Folder Path” /a /i

3. Move away all data and folders within the Log Folder Path

4. Mount database

5. Update the Prior failed database copy

Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy database\AD-EX11 -DeleteExistingFiles

After this the replication worked!

Cheers, Chris


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