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proper way to failover Exchange Server 2007 CCR mailbox cluster

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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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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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Hi Mks,

do I need to suspend the CCR replication or not ?
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No, you need not to stop the CMS or replication while failover
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ok, so how does the email get synched back to the Exchange Production server from DR and vice versa ?
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I would suggest to go through this article:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997676(EXCHG.80).aspx
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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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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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