A server-side seed operation has failed. Error: An error occurred while performing the seed operation, which may indicate a problem with the source disk. Error: An error occurred while attempting to access remote resources. Error: An error occurred while processing a request on server ‘SERVER’. Error: Database ‘catalog’ was not active on source server

2017-12-01T11:05:22+00:00 February 28th, 2012|Exchange|

While running Exchange 2010 SP1, We recently came across the error below after attempting to add a mailbox database copy using the Exchange Management Console:

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Solution:

Add the database copy using the Exchange Management Shell with the Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy command