Removing Exchange 2007 CCR Cluster

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Our active mailbox node ran out of space and I needed to move the token over to our passive node. The passive node has plenty of space. I can't increase the space on the active node and we are moving to a hosted solution by the end of the year and do not plan on getting more space. I want to keep my mailbox sever on the passive node and break the cluster. Thus far I have uninstalled Exchange from the acrtive node and evicted it from the cluster. What do I need to do on the passive node now so that it is stand alone mailbox server?  
Question by:mvozila
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    Ideally, I would prever not want to have to migrate any of this data over to a new mailbox server.
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    Plz go through once.

    Re-installing the Cluster nodes in an Exchange 2007 CCR-based Mailbox Server Setup (Part 1)

    How to Remove the Active Mailbox Role from a CCR Environment :
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    I dont thik i explained this well enough. I am not sure if this article answers what I need to do. I already retired one node in the cluster. I want the renaming node not be part of a CCR cluster. I want this mailbox server to be a standalone mailbox server I don't thin this is possible. As far as I have been reading you have to move this data over to another mailbox server. is that correct?
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    The actual answer is that you would need to migrate the databases or mailboxes over to a new server. Once the data is migrated over you can use the aobve steps Satya suggested to retire the cluster.

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