Live browse operations or out-of-place restore operations fail with the Event error “the log file sector size does not match the current volume’s sector size (-546)”

Article ID: EXDB0022 Live browse operations or out-of-place restore operations fail with the Event error “the log file sector size does not match the current volume’s sector size (-546)”.

Symptom

Live browse operations or out-of-place restore operations fail. The following error message appears in the Microsoft Event Viewer snap-in error:

the log file sector size does not match the current volume’s sector size (-546)

Cause

The disk sector size where the Exchange server log files are located does not match the disk sector size of the restore location.

Resolution

See the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog, “Exchange 2010 Database Availability Groups and Disk Sector Sizes”, https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2013/04/24/exchange-2010-database-availability-groups-and-disk-sector-sizes/

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