exchange 2010

I am doing patching on my exchange servers which is also DAG servers.
do I need to put exchange on maintenance mode
any steps how to go

also we are planning to move some array in one site which has exchange on it. Seems the move include shutdown of storage

can anybody know how to move exchange
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Hi Pramod,
Move your database to one server using this command
Get-MailboxDatabase | where {$_.Server -eq "SERVER1"} | Move-ActiveMailboxDatabase -ActivateOnServer SERVER2 -Confirm:$false

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Then prevent the database being mounted on the server doing upgrade.
Set-MailboxServer SERVER1 -DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy Blocked

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Update the server restart the server and put the autoactivation to unrescricted
Set-MailboxServer EX1 -DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy Unrestricted

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Follow the same on second server. Please check this for more details.


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pramod1Author Commented:
but does exchange server needs to be on maintenance mode?
MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
If I am in your place I will not do put in maintenance mode.
Please read this for more details.
pramod1Author Commented:
My recommendation is to always use the DAG maintenance scripts during patching or other server maintenance on your DAG members. that is what the article says
MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
Yes it is recommended. But it is not that useful. Anyway lets put in maintenance mode.

Good luck.
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