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Reboot an Exchange 2010 Node part of a DAG

I need to reboot one node of Exchange server 2010, which part of a DAG.
I have 2 nodes in a DAG.
Node 1 has 8 Mailbox databases active and 8 Passive, Node 2 the same 8 active and 8 passive.

the ones that are active on node 1 are passive on node 2
and the ones that are active on node 2 are passive one node 1

What kind of caution should I take before reboot, or  is it a simple process , just reboot and the other node will handle user access ?

any help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you
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jskfan
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
what is the end users impact during the maintenance... can they use their outlook? or they get  disconnected for a while?
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
If you follow the steps on the links above the users shouldn't experience any downtime.
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EEhotlineCommented:
There will be no downtime for end users, they can still use their Outlook.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
The C: partition on the Exchange drive is Full 100%, but I am still able to remote to the server through RDP, that is the reason I wanted to reboot it.
I thought if a system partition is 100% full, the system will shutdown automatically.???
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
also the link says open the cluster manager...I do not see cluster manager in exchange server
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
are they talking about windows failover cluster manager?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I have not started the maintenance yet:

I have opened Fail over cluster Manager, it  does not show which one is active or passive
7.Open cluster manager and confirm that the active node is now MBX01
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Excellent!!
it Worked like a charm...

The only issue , I countered was when I run this command and I get error message:
cluster.exe DAG01.domain.com group “Cluster Group” /moveto:MBX01

Even though , I was logged in as Domain Admin...
After I did some reading online, someone had the same issue and he had to close powershell and run it as Administrator (I understood as local Administrator), so i followed the suggestion and I did not get the error message.
I am not sure if I only had to close and reopen powershell, which fixed the error, or run it s administrator fixed the error....Though Domain administrator is a member of local administrator too........

I used both links posted above, they complement each other....especially the Redistribution command to redistribute the load between members of the DAG was very helpful....

Thank you very much for your help....
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