Friday, May 29, 2009

Exchange 2007 Merge Fails with "Operation was cancelled" error

During an Exchange 2007 restore I was attempting to do a merge from the RSG into my target mailbox and ran into an error. The error occurs in the Application Event Log after the Exchange Wizard reports that the operation was successful. The error text is the following:

Source: Exchange Migration
Event ID: 1008
Category: Restore Mailbox
The restore-mailbox task for mailbox 'XXXX' failed.
Error: Failed to copy messages to the destination mailbox store with error:
The operation was cancelled.

As odd as this sounds the fix is to skip the wizard and run the same commands in the EMS (Exchange Management Shell) directly. Here is the syntax:

Restore-Mailbox -identity "Target Mailbox" -RSGDatabase "Recovery Storage Group\RSG Datastore" -RSGMailbox "Mailbox to be restored" -TargetFolder "Folder in -Identity to place data in" -BadItemLimit "Int32"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Serv-U FTP Server 8.0 Windows Authentication Changes

It appears that there is a change in the new version of Serv-U FTP Server that affects Windows Authentication. This change is that the Windows AD user must be a member of the "Domain Users" AD Group or Serv-U FTP Server will give you an Access Denied error upon connection. In the past you just needed an AD User account and could assign it to a "No Permissions" group so that it could only be used for FTP, however that is no longer the case.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Internet is broken...

It looks like there was a rather serious issue with the Internet earlier this morning. The most obvious symptom was that all the Google Apps as well as were unavailable from 8:53am MST to 11:15am. At this point it appears that it might have been an issue with the pipe going to Google. Here is a tracert of what we were seeing:


Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms xxxxxx.xxxxx.xxxx[xx.xx.0.1]
2 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms xx.xx.0.1
3 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms xx.xx.0.9
4 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms [xx.224.x
5 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms []
6 30 ms 32 ms 31 ms []
7 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms
8 49 ms 48 ms 49 ms []
9 48 ms 48 ms 49 ms []
10 48 ms 48 ms 48 ms
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 * * 293 ms
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 287 ms * *
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 287 ms * 288 ms []

Trace complete.

Everything looks good at this point, but it really makes you appreciate having Google.

Also, here are some tools to help out when taking a look at outages like this: