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  • Hi,

     

    I have few questions regarding Exchange 2007 HA using SCR:

    I have 12 sites around the world with local Exchange 2007 Standard x64 SP3 servers (one server per site which contains the users’ mailboxes)..

    I read about SCR and want to implement it so I want to replicate 10 databases to Exchange 2007 standard x64 SP3 with SCR in the “DR site”, is that possible?

    And so, if there’s an error on the main local server, how much time it will take so Exchange 2007 SCR automatically replace the damage server? It requires me for doing something or this is automatic like “DAG” in Exchange 2010?

     

    Please let me know.

     

    Thanks :)

    Friday, June 24, 2011 1:41 PM

Answers

  • Yes it's possible.

    It would be a manual process fo ryou to do as an admin.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676571(EXCHG.80).aspx


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Sophia Xu Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 1:33 AM
    Friday, June 24, 2011 1:50 PM
  • Here some info and reading for you.

    1. There are some limitations such as the STD can only have 5 storage groups, seems like you have 10, so there's going to be an issue here.  Ent supports 50.

    2. Activation Process. - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691321(EXCHG.80).aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676502(EXCHG.80).aspx

     

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/high-availability-recovery/managing-standby-continuous-replication-part1.html


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Sophia Xu Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 1:33 AM
    Friday, June 24, 2011 2:39 PM
  • Hi,

    Agree with Sukh.

    About the replication time, it depends on some factors, such as Active Directory replication latency, client access method and so on.

    • Active Directory replication latency   Depending on the number of directory servers, it may take time for the update to propagate throughout the environment.
    • Client access method   Messaging clients running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and non-Outlook clients will have access to the user's mailbox after the directory servers used by the user's Client Access server have been updated with the new paths. Messaging clients running Outlook 2003 and earlier versions will require the user's desktop messaging profile to be updated with the new server name if the original server is down or otherwise unavailable. If the original server is online and available to respond to client requests, then messaging clients running Outlook 2003 and earlier versions will have their desktop messaging profile automatically updated by the original server with the new server name, and the desktop messaging profile will not need to be manually modified.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Sophia Xu Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 1:33 AM
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:31 AM

All replies

  • Yes it's possible.

    It would be a manual process fo ryou to do as an admin.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676571(EXCHG.80).aspx


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Sophia Xu Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 1:33 AM
    Friday, June 24, 2011 1:50 PM
  • what's the manual process?

     

    and in real time, when there's damage what i need to perform manually and how time the change will take till every Outlook 2003/2007/2010 client will works fine?

     

    thanks.

    Friday, June 24, 2011 2:14 PM
  • Here some info and reading for you.

    1. There are some limitations such as the STD can only have 5 storage groups, seems like you have 10, so there's going to be an issue here.  Ent supports 50.

    2. Activation Process. - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691321(EXCHG.80).aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676502(EXCHG.80).aspx

     

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/high-availability-recovery/managing-standby-continuous-replication-part1.html


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Sophia Xu Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 1:33 AM
    Friday, June 24, 2011 2:39 PM
  • Hi,

    Agree with Sukh.

    About the replication time, it depends on some factors, such as Active Directory replication latency, client access method and so on.

    • Active Directory replication latency   Depending on the number of directory servers, it may take time for the update to propagate throughout the environment.
    • Client access method   Messaging clients running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and non-Outlook clients will have access to the user's mailbox after the directory servers used by the user's Client Access server have been updated with the new paths. Messaging clients running Outlook 2003 and earlier versions will require the user's desktop messaging profile to be updated with the new server name if the original server is down or otherwise unavailable. If the original server is online and available to respond to client requests, then messaging clients running Outlook 2003 and earlier versions will have their desktop messaging profile automatically updated by the original server with the new server name, and the desktop messaging profile will not need to be manually modified.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Sophia Xu Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, July 1, 2011 1:33 AM
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 2:31 AM