Category Archives: High Availability

Witness Server Boot Time, GetDagNetworkConfig and the pain of Exchange 2010 DR Tests

  So we recently had a client who wanted to perform a DR test of their Exchange 2010 DAG.  The DAG consisted of a single, all in one server in production, and a single all in one server in DR.  … Continue reading

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How to View Disconnected Mailbox’s and Purge Disconnected Mailboxes from Exchange 2010

  To view disconnected mailbox’s, essentially mailboxes that have been deleted from their user accounts, you need to first ensure that Exchange has gone through and cleaned the database.  This is done to ensure that it marks that mailbox as … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 Database’s Fail to Replicate or Seed

  Recently had a colleague that ran into an issue with an Exchange 2010 migration.  He could fail over the mailbox databases with no issue to DR, but that’s where the trouble started. The production database would start to report … Continue reading

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Users Receive a Login Prompt After a Database Failover in Exchange 2010

  When performing a database *over in Exchange 2010, especially a planned one, it is suppose to be as seamless as possible to the end user.  An Outlook user for example, will receive a small pop up informing them that … Continue reading

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How to Update DAG Members to SP1 in Exchange 2010

  Exchange 2010 SP1 has been released, and comes with a slew of new and exciting features.  Since we are all clamoring to get this installed in our environments, we should discuss how exactly we upgrade the members of our … Continue reading

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How to Manage a Datacenter Failure or Disaster Recovery Scenario in Exchange 2010 – Part 3

In Part 3 of this series, we are going to discuss how to failback to your primary site, after whatever condition that caused it to go offline in the first place occurred. So when we last left off, we have … Continue reading

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How to Manage a Datacenter Failure or Disaster Recovery Scenario in Exchange 2010 – Part 2

  In the first article of this series, we went over some of the premises of Exchange 2010, Database Availability Groups or DAG’s, and Database Activation Coordinator.  We discussed our test environment, as well as how, in theory, an Exchange … Continue reading

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