proper way to failover Exchange Server 2007 CCR mailbox cluster

Hi People,

Can anyone here please let me know what is the best way to safely failover Exchange Mailbox server completely from one node to another ?

Do I need to worry about the quorum owner not being fail over to the other node with the cmdlet ?

Do I need to SuspendStorage Group Copy first when failing over to the DR node ?
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Mahesh SharmaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
o      Failover the cluster
¿      Type “Move-ClusteredMailboxServer -Identity CMS_Name –Move Comment Maintenance_Date -TargetMachine Current_Passive_Node” hit enter and confirm that you want to perform the CCR failover action
o      Failover the Cluster Group
¿      Type “Cluster Group “Cluster Group” /move”
o      Type “Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus” and hit enter to ensure that the target machine is now the active node and Quorum Owner.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997676(v=exchg.80).aspx
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Hi Mks,

do I need to suspend the CCR replication or not ?
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Mahesh SharmaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No, you need not to stop the CMS or replication while failover
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
ok, so how does the email get synched back to the Exchange Production server from DR and vice versa ?
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Mahesh SharmaCommented:
I would suggest to go through this article:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997676(EXCHG.80).aspx
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
ok, because I was worries that if the Mailbox is syncronized from DR to Production there will be synchronization error that is why I need to suspend the replication.
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Mahesh SharmaCommented:
User would not be able to connect to Exchange server & outlook may remain in disconnected state until the DNS replication takes place

Take a look at this article as well:
http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/deploying-exchange-2007-multi-site-ccr-clusters-part4.html
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