I was after some advice rather than having an issue.
Basically, we have been having a lot of power failures in our building and this is now causing the company a lot of issues with email going down due to the cuts as the servers are based in a Data Centre in our building and even though we have UPS's we are still struggling with keeping power up until the main power comes back.
The company do have 2nd Data Center and we are now considering moving most of our core services to the 2nd Data Center and make it Primary for the core systems, one of which is Exchange.
What I wanted to ask is, in order to move the Exchange services to the 2nd Data Center, is it advisable to carry out a Data Center fail over of our Exchange services and leave it running in the 2nd Data Center? Theoretically it makes sense to do this, but I want thoughts on whether this is the ideal way to go.
I've carried out a Data Center fail over before, but then switched back afterwards.
Your advice is much appreciated.
Thanks for coming back to me. I have all the certs in place for each site, as well MX records etc. The DAG is also setup and replicating the data across both sites as well.
I've attached a basic diagram of what i'm looking to achieve. So basically, DR will become Primary and Primary will become DR.