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Using SAN in Exchange 2010 DAG

I am in process of installing Exchange 2010 SP2. I want to create the DAG in mailbox servers I have two servers with these roles. But I am confusing that Do I have to create separate volumes for each member server in DAG or I have to have on volume shared between them. How DAG works with SAN in place. I know that as Best practice I should have two separate volume for Database and Logs. But my question is do I have to use shared volume or separate volumes in each server.
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gsmartin

8/22/2022 - Mon
jimmithakkar

NO, you no need to use shared volume or separate volume in each server.

or also refer this

http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-server-2010-database-availability-group-installation-step-by-step
Akhater

Exchange 2010 does not support shared volumes/lun/storage anymore. you will need to assign a separate storage space for each dag member this would mean, obviously, that you will be using x times the storage of the SAN where x is your number of nodes
Ahmad Al Raeesi

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Thank you but I think still I can use my SAN to attach volumes in both servers. I think it should fine since they are separate volumes in each servers. Am I right ?
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James Murphy
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no you are not right. volumes should not be shared each server should see only its own volumes
Ahmad Al Raeesi

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Yes I understand it shouldn't be shared. As I said since they separated I mean they should be unique volume for each server.
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