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SCR Exchange

I have tried multiple times to set up SCR from our main exchange site to our DR site and was not successfull.

Does anyone know of a good walkthrough?
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MortgageInvestorsAuthor Commented:
I have followed that article.

However when I run command

Enable-StorageGroupCopy -Identity "First Storage Group" -standbyMachine mig-dr-exch -replaylagtime 0.0:3:0 -truncationlagtime 0.0:5:0 I get a warning.

WARNING:

First Storage Group copy is enabled but seeding is needed for the copy. The storagegroup copy is temporaily suspended. Please resume copy after seeding the database,

Not sure what do I do next.
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Chris PattersonSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
Here is an article that explains how to seed the database:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738131(EXCHG.80).aspx
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MortgageInvestorsAuthor Commented:
Now that I have the database moved and scr is replicating.

How would I go about mounting the database?

Each time I try in exchange it states that can not write to a file that already exists.
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Chris PattersonSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
Is there an error in the eventlog related to this?  If so, can you post it please.
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MortgageInvestorsAuthor Commented:
No there is no eventlog error associated with this.

I have attached a screen shot.
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Chris PattersonSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
It looks like you are creating a new database.  If the database is already created and seeding, then all you should have to do is right click and select mount from the databases interface.
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MortgageInvestorsAuthor Commented:
The database file is created and it has been seeded. I am just not sure how to mount it or link the EDB file to a database.
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Chris PattersonSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
Ok, I think we might be on different pages here.  Are these the steps you followed to setup SCR like you wanted:

Create a mailbox database(s).
Run the commands to enable SCR.
Dismount the database(s).
Manually seed the database(s).
Re-mount the datbases.
Verify that SCR is still working.
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MortgageInvestorsAuthor Commented:


I ran the SCR commands.

I seeded the database.

Verified that SCR is working.


The folder first storage group on Server 1 is now Identical to Server 2. The EDB file and the log files are exactly the same.

I have an EDB file and from it I need to create a Database in exchange under the First Storage Group Path.
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Chris PattersonSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
Ahhh, I think I understand now.  You are trying to mount the database on the second server, correct?  If so, then you should not be doing that.  The SCR target is an offline database so to speak.  In the event of an outage you would perform an SCR target activation or an Exchange restore.

The following link explains the SCR target activation process:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738132(EXCHG.80).aspx
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MortgageInvestorsAuthor Commented:
Ah thank you for the explanation I was not too sure. Just wanted to test it that it is working, just incase we do have an outtage of our exchange server that we are able to be up and running in few hours. Thank you for the info.
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