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Failing over CCR mailbox server node on top of MSCS to another node and back ?

Hi People,

May I know if I initialize the Exchange 2007 CCR Mailbox cluster failover from the Exchange Management Console, do I need to do anything on the MSCS Cluster Failover Administration console ?

I was under the impression that when the Exchange mailbox is failed over to second node, the underlying MSCS Quorum is not failed over.

Can anyone please clarify to me about this matter ?

Thanks
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Jamie McKillopCommented:
Hello,

You are correct that the cluster itself (quorum) doesn't fail over. If you want to fail that over you would open a command prompt and type:

Cluster.exe group "Cluster Group" /move:PassiveNodeName

This step really isn't necessary though.

-JJ
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Ah ok, but when I shutdown the passive. Node and the quorum is held by the passive node, then what happened ?
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Jamie McKillopCommented:
It will automatically move to the other node.

-JJ
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
And there should be no downtime right ?
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Jamie McKillopCommented:
Correct.

-JJ
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