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How to Fail-over mail in Exchange 2010

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I have an Exchange 2010 environment with Two mailbox servers with DAG configured.  We want to shut down the 2nd Exchange Mailbox server for maintenance for a night or two.  I am trying to figure out if Auto fail-over will occur or if there is a manual process to fail over from one server to the next.  What we have is below all are Windows server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 SP2:

2:  Mailbox Servers
2:  CAS servers
2:  Hub Transport Servers


The two mailbox servers are

EXMBX1:  Shows Databases as Active
EXMBX2:  Shows Databases as Inactive
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it will happen automatically but you can simply go to EMC -> org config -> mailbox -> database management  riright click on the DB name and move active mailbox database copy and then select to which server you wnat to move it

you could also use StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1

read Performing Maintenance on DAG Memember in

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298065(v=exchg.141).aspx

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http://blogs.technet.com/b/timmcmic/archive/2011/09/26/exchange-2010-sp1-startdagservermaintenance-ps1-fails-on-databases-that-have-only-two-database-copies.aspx
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Excellent Thank you
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