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Exchange 2007 RSG's and clustering

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I am buildng an Exchange 2007 SP2 server on Windows 2008. We will have two drives for RSG uses (logs/data). Our Exchange servers are SCC Active-Passive clusters.

Does anyone know - is it necessary to set dependencies within cluster manager for the RSG Log and RSG Data drives?

What would happen if we had an RSG EDB file and transaction logs on NodeA and then failed over to NodeB. I'm not worried about the data so much, but not being able to delete this RSG info and start again.
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As to failover: If the active node with an RSG goes down / is taken down, a failover will occur. However, the RSG will not mount.

As to being able to remove the RSG you should be able to do so forcefully with the appropriate commands and add the -verbose after the cmdlet, which can provide extra output for the procedure, please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125197(EXCHG.80).aspx

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Got it!

Say RSG is on Node1. I failover to Node2, are you saying I can delete the original RSG and create a new RSG all from Node2? I'm not sure I understand how the original RSG can be deleted if Exch has no access to those files?

Or is it really deleting the info from AD and it doesnt matter where the actual EDB/log files are?
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AD is the real issue
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But of course then you will have orphan files that will need to be cleaned up later
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Great, so it doesn't really matter about 'clustering' an RSG....just seems a lot of hassle everytime we need to create one. What I was worried about was a situation whereby if I had an RSG on Node1 and failed over to Node2, the RSG would be 'stuck' and I couldn't perform any restores until I failed back to Node1 again
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Right, and the other option is to not leave the RSG operational, i.e. once you are done with it, remove it and the files so that you don't have the hassle since it only takes minutes to recreate, so IMO better to remove it once you are done with the task at hand
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