November 10, 2016

Database Copy Microsoft Exchange 2013

Database Copy Microsoft Exchange 2013


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In this article, we will tell how to add database copy in Microsoft Exchange 2013. First step you must create DAG ( Database Availability Group) in your Exchange environment.  When you add a copy of a mailbox database, continuous replication is automatically enabled between the existing database and the database copy. Database copies are automatically assigned an identity in the format of <DatabaseName>\<HostMailboxServerName>. For example, a copy of the database DB1 that's hosted on the server EXCH05 would be MAIL04\EXCH05.

1. Open Exchange Control Panel

2. Select menu server, then Database tab



Exchange Control Panel

   

3. Select one database to create copy to another mailbox server. 4. Click option and then Add Database Copy

Add database copy
   5. Select mailbox server
Database Copy
 6. Click Save button
Saving Proccess
7. Seeding Process.
Seeding mailbox procccess
This example adds a copy of mailbox database MAIL04 to the Mailbox server EXCH05. Replay lag time and truncation lag time are left at the default values of zero, and the activation preference is configured with a value of 2.


Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity MAIL04 -MailboxServer EXCH05 -ActivationPreference 2

This example adds a copy of mailbox database MAIL04 to the Mailbox server EXCH05. Replay lag time and truncation lag time are left at the default values of zero, and the activation preference is configured with a value of 5. In addition, seeding is being postponed for this copy so that it can be seeded using a local source server instead of the current active database copy, which is geographically distant from EXCH05.


Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity MAIL04 -MailboxServer EXCH05 -ActivationPreference 5 -SeedingPostponed

This example adds a copy of mailbox database MAIL04 to the Mailbox server EXCH06. Replay lag time is set to 3 days, truncation lag time is left at the default value of zero, and the activation preference is configured with a value of 4.


Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity MAIL04 -MailboxServer EXCH06 -ReplayLagTime 3.00:00:00 -ActivationPreference 4



Verify that you have successfully created a mailbox database copy:

In the Exchange Control Panel, navigate to Servers > Databases. Select the database that was copied. In the Details pane, the status of the database copy and its content index are displayed, along with the current copy queue length.
In the Shell, run the following command to verify the mailbox database copy was created and is healthy.


Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus MAIL04

The Status and Content Index State should both be Healthy.

Enjoy your exchange database copy. :)

Use the Shell to add a mailbox database copy
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