I have an Exchange 2010 setup running great. I have setup Database Availability Groups, and tested on small databases, it works great!
My question is, for my large databases; 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, etc, is there a way to "seed" the database copy on the remote server?
I ask because I have DAG's setup between servers that are across a 30Mbps WAN connection. It will take (estimated) 4-5 days for the DAG to copy all that data to the remote server.
Is there a known (documented) way to copy my existing database, back it up to disk, tape, etc, ship it to my remote location, put those files on my remote Ex2010 server, and use that data to start the DAG? Theoretically then the DAG would only have to catch up from 1 or 2 days of changes.