Mount Dismount Database Exchange 2016 / 2013 / 2010 Via Exchange Admin Center & PowerShell Command

Anuraag Singh ~ Modified: August 24th, 2022 ~ Exchange Server ~ 4 Minutes Reading

Summary: Here, in this write-up we will guide Exchange and Naive users to use the EAC and Exchange PowerShell cmdlet for mount dismount database Exchange 2016/2013/2010 in an effective way.

To dismount mailbox database Exchange 2016, 2013, & 2010 via Exchange Admin Center first users have to login into the EAC, then follow the steps given below to mount Exchange database.

Step 1: Click on the Servers > Select databases > Click on the Exchange database that you want to dismount

select exchange database

Step 2: Click on the “…” button > Select the dismounted option

click on dismount button

Step 3: Select the Yes button to confirm

select yes button

Finally, your mailbox database is dismounted successfully

database dismounted successfully

How to Mount Exchange Database 2016/2013/2010 Via Exchange Admin Center

To mount dismount database Exchange 2016 / 2013 / 2010 is very easy by using Exchange Admin Center because it provides graphical user interface which makes the users work very easy and reduce the complexity to mount and dismount Exchange database.

Follow the steps given below to mount mailbox database Exchange 2016 / 2013 / 2010

Step 1: In EAC, select the Exchange database that you want to mount > Click on the “…” button > Select the mount option

select dismount option

Step 2: Click on the Yes button to mount the mailbox database > Then, your Exchange database is successfully mounted

click yes

Note: In EAC users can only mount dismount mailbox database Exchange one at a time and it make this method slower as compared to Exchange PowerShell.

Use PowerShell Command to Mount Dismount Database Exchange 2016/2013/2010

While using Exchange PowerShell first, user have to know the name of the Exchange database. They can obtain it by using the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet given below or you can use the Exchange admin center to see the database name.

Then you can check the detailed information of the Exchange database and check the Exchange healthy status insert the command:

Get-MailboxDatabase Identity “name_of_the_database” -Status | Format-Table Name, BackupInProgress, OnlineMaintenanceInProgress

If users want to check all Exchange database, they can use the below PowerShell cmdlet

Get-MailboxDatabase Server “name_of_the_server” Status | Format-Table Name, BackupInProgress, OnlineMaintenanceInProgress

Also, you can use the ESEUTIL utility to check the state of the Exchange database

Use the eseutil MH “database-name” command

The state can be Clean Shutdown or Dirty Shutdown, if the state is clean then the Exchange database is fine and if it is the dirty state then you can perform soft recovery and hard recovery in Exchange 2016/2013/2010 database with the help of ESEUTIL utility.

Pro Tip: If your Exchange database is severely damaged & corrupted, to recover & repair EDB file, one can go for the advanced software i.e. SysTools Exchange EDB File Repair tool. It is used by various IT Experts and Exchange users to recover as well as repair Exchange mailbox, .edb file from corruption with no data loss in a hassle free way.

After recovery, user can export the recovered Exchange database mailboxes directly into the Live Exchange Server mailboxes, Office 365 and multiple standard file formats.

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Use PowerShell to Mount Mailbox Database Exchange 2016/2013/2010

Mount-Database -Identity “name_of_the_exchange_database”

If user want to mount the multiple Exchange database then they can use the command given in the below section:

Get-MailboxDatabase -Server | Mount-Database

This cmdlet execute all the Exchange database in the server

Dismount Mailbox Database Exchange 2016/2013/2010 Via PowerShell

DisMount-Database -Identity “database-name”

Now users know how to mount dismount database Exchange 2016/2013/2010 by using Exchange PowerShell. This cmdlet is applicable to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to 2019 versions.

For multiple Exchange database use the same cmdlet used to mount Exchange database. All you have to do is to replace the Mount-Database with the DisMount-Database.

Note: If you are using Exchange 2010 and 2013 Server then it is suggested to upgrade your MS Exchange Server version because from October 13th, 2020 Microsoft will no longer provide the technical support for Exchange Server.

Bringing It All Together

Now Exchange users and administrator easily mount dismount database Exchange 2016/2013/2010 easily without any trouble by using the Exchange Admin Center and PowerShell commands provided here. Therefore, to mount and dismount Exchange database the EDB file should be in Clean Shutdown state, if its is unhealthy or corrupted. Then, use can use the advanced software provided here which easily remover minimal and major corruption from Offline/dismounted Exchange database file without any loss of data and also, export the mailboxes to the Live Exchange Server.