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Rebooting an Exchange 2010 server that is a member of a DAG

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I have two exchange 2010 servers configured in a DAG.  I need to reboot the Active Server in the DAG.  I want to make sure I am doing this properly.  I opened the EMC and went to Organization Configuration>Mailbox, right clicked on a mailbox database, and clicked "Move Active Mailbox Database".  So now the Active Mailbox Database is on the other server.  Should I also suspend database replication.  If so, do I just right click on the database copy on the server that I will be shutting and click "suspend database Copy". or do I suspend database copy for both servers?  Is there anything else I need to do?  Thanks.
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First do reboots during weekend so, user are not connected. If doing it during production time, you might need to shutdown CAS.

Once DB's are moved from Active to Passive, then reboot it in normal way.
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So you are saying to reboot a mailbox server I have to shut down my CAS server first....?  Even if the Mailbox server I am rebooting doesn't have the Active DB on it?  
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Make sure users are not accessing else they might lost the data. So stopping CAS make sures that users are not access Mailbox server anymore.

Secondly, once you move db from active to passive. It means you passive is now active server.

Then you reboot the server which was earlier active but now passive. Then move the DB back to old server.

But for what issue you want to reboot
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Don't be too confused. Follow below steps

pass DAG ownership to any other member then restart the server
now member selection should based on location, first preference should be local server in same physical location
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I Moved the active DB to another mailbox server and then rebooted.  The customer never noticed at all. Outlook stayed connected the entire time.
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Great

Have a happy weekend
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