What is the safe way to move the Windows cluster and Exchange cluster on a CCR configuration

Posted on 2011-10-24
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At some point in the past week or so our exchange 2007 server failed over to the passive node for both the windows cluster and the exchange cluster. This should be an easy solution but I would like the correct steps in order to move both the exchange cluster and windows cluster back over to our original active server.

Question by:Joseph Daly
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open EMC -> server config -> mailbox -> Right click on the mailbox cluster name and click on "Manage Clustered Mailbox" then select move node and select your active node. this will  move all exchange resources to the other node.

if you want to move the rest from command prompt run

cluster res

it will give you a list of all resources and their owners you can then go ahead and run

cluster res "available storage" /move:Node1

of course replace available storage by the name of the resource to move
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by:Joseph Daly
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I thought that you werent supposed to use the cluster command once the CCR has been configured?

Also instead of cluster res could I user cluser group?
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you are right you are not supposed to use the cluster for anything related to exchange that's why I told you to use the EMC to move the Exchange Cluster first

you are perfectly right i wanted to say cluster group and not cluster res sorry for that
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by:Joseph Daly
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So once the cluster has been moved back to the correct active node. Then I can run the cluster group command.

Im pretty sure there is little/no downtime when moving the exchange cluster back. How about the windows cluster any downtime related to that?

What would happen if i were to initiate of reboot of the cluster node that is holding the active nodes now. Would that cause the exchange and windows cluster to fail back over to the other node or would that just totally mess up everything.

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There is no downtime involved with the cluster commands.

Rebooting the acctive node will, indeed, move all resources but it wont be a clean node movement rather a failover as if the cluster node went down

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