Exchange 2007 CCR cluster - best way to swap storage on the passive node
Posted on 2010-11-08
I have approx. 15 storage groups in a CCR cluster. I used local storage for the passive node when it was first implemented, but now we have SAN storage. What's the best way for me to move databases and logs on the passive node from local storage to SAN storage? I'm thinking that since CCR takes care of replication I could simply do the following; 1) stop replication between the nodes, 2) swap the drive letter between the local storage and the SAN storage, 3) resume replication. I think this will copy all 15 database files over along with the appropriate logs (it will take sometime since each database is approx. 80GB and I have 15 storage groups). My other idea was to do #1 and #2 but instead of letting the replication copy the database files I would copy the files over manually. Not sure if this provides an advantage at all but it was just another idea. Anyway, appreciate it if you can give me some feedback. Thanks.