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Blocking Automatic Activation - 23.Mar.2012 11:05:19 AM   
mrfil13

 

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We have 2 exchange 2010 servers, each on a separate site connected via a VPN over a 50mbps link.

We would like each site would have 1 active database for the users in that site and a passive copy of each on the opposite server.

Hopefully im correct in my understanding with DAG + DAC, if the WAN drops then the site without the FSW would dismount the active DB and the site with the FSW would mount the passive DB and make it Active.

My question is that would using the below command stop the automatic swap of the Active/Passive if the WAN link drops? What we want is in a scenario where the link drops the Databases do not failover automatically and for it to be a manual process.

Suspend-MailboxDatabaseCopy –identity <DatabaseID>\<ServerID> –ActivationOnly

Thanks
Phil
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RE: Blocking Automatic Activation - 27.Mar.2012 3:14:10 AM   
grahamhosking

 

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Hi,

yes to prevent this I have stopped the automatic failover from happening. This is done in the command line by running the following script on each database:
E,g:
Suspend-MailboxDatabaseCopy mbx01\exmb01 –ActivationOnly

You will find that you will be able to active the copy in DR however to fail back you may get an error stopping you to do so.

To resolve this run the following command on the Exchange mailbox server you wish to resume on:
E.g:
Resume-MailboxDatabaseCopy mbx01\exmb01

(in reply to mrfil13)
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