Running a restore of a single Exchange 2007 Mailbox database to a Recovery Storage Group (RSG) fails with the error "0xe000fed1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status."

Problem

Running a restore of a single Exchange 2007 Mailbox database to a Recovery Storage Group (RSG) fails with the error "0xe000fed1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status."

Error Message

Final error: 0xe000fed1 - A failure occurred querying the Writer status.
Final error category: Resource Errors


Restore- \\E2K7\Microsoft Information Store\TestSG Writer Name: Exchange Server, Writer ID: {76FE1AC4-15F7-4BCD-987E-8E1ACB462FB7}, Last error: 0x800423f3, State: 0013.

A failure occurred querying the Writer status.
Writer Name: Exchange Server, Writer ID: {76FE1AC4-15F7-4BCD-987E-8E1ACB462FB7}, Last error: 0x800423f3, State: 0014.


 

Cause

When attempting to restore a Exchange 2007 mailbox database, restore operation fails with the above mentioned error.

This issue may occur if the Mailstore Database that is being restored to the RSG has a different name than the Mailstore Database that was selected for recovery.

Solution

Ensure in restore selections that mailbox database to be restored is same as the mailbox database that was added to RSG for recovery.
 

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