Database Content index state crawling in Exchange 2010 DAG

We have received error that one of the database copies had been stuck in a status of “Crawling” for over a day.


To rectify this problem, we did the following:

1. Log onto the affected server and open up services.

2. Restart the “Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer” service:


3. Run the following PowerShell command in EMC:

Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy –Identity DATABASE\SERVER –CatalogOnly

This will update the search index of the database and then you can run the following command to ensure that the database index is now healthy:

Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus -Identity DATABASE\SERVER


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