Moving Exchange database to another server

Posted on 2006-06-25
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I am planning a Disaster Recovery design and would like to do the following:
Install one Exchange 2003 Cluster EX-SRV1 in Routing Group-A and another Exchange 2003 Cluster EX-SRV2 in Routing Group-B. And somehow copy all the database (incremental) of EX-SRV1 to EX-SRV2 and vice-versa. So that if any of the Site is down due to any disaster, I will have a recent copy of the database of the other server.
Now considering that the EX-SRV1 is down and I have a copy of EX-SRV1 databases on EX-SRV2. Can I just create a new Storage Group and mount the database? Will this work or atleast by using Recovery Storage Group, can it be acheived ?
Any other suggestions to prepare a disaster recovery site?


Question by:exp_ee
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Hi exp_ee,

The situation you are describing can be performed within a single Exchange administration group: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/guides/UseE2k3RecStorGrps/8bcc6e38-363a-43ad-9c43-3f558a435b06.mspx?mfr=true

If you need more information, please consult: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/library/ue2k3rsg.mspx

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Do you require more information?

Regards, M

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Thanks for your quick response, I will respond to you by the end of today once I go through the links you have provided. I believe this is what I needed, but let me go through them.


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I am going through the articles now, I will respond to you in a couple of hours.


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Thats what I was looking for, thanks.

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