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How to Remove a bad mailbox server and add new mailbox server

Posted on 2014-02-19
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DAG
2- cas - VM
2- mbx- physical blade  (mbx1, mbx2)
5- mailbox databases
OS: Win 2008 SP2
Exchange 2010SP3
Storage: Tegile Disk jbod  Luns

We have bad disks on mbx1.  our plan is to get a new blade to replace the bad one and mbx3. asap since we are running on 1 server without failover capability

How can I safely:
1. Add a new mailbox server to the DAG
2. Copy\Move the databases from the old server to the new server
3. Remove the bad mailbox server from DAG
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 2000 total points
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The only supported method is to use add/remove programs to remove a server.
Therefore what I would do is create a new DAG with just the two servers you want to keep, move the mailboxes in to the new DAG, which will do it in a controlled manner.
Once you have moved everything, remove the server using add/remove programs.

I would not look at using/reusing the databases from the bad server. New database only.

Simon.
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Thank you Simon. This worked out for me
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Thank you Simon! This worked out for me
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