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shutting down exchange server RRS feed

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  • what the best procedures to shut down all exchange servers 

    I have cas array consist of 2 servers that have the CAS and hub role

    2 mailboxes in the same DAg


    • Edited by om zeyad Sunday, March 18, 2018 8:54 PM
    Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:30 PM

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  • Hi Om Zeyad,

    I'm getting this answer from MPV Steve Goodman

    Check this post: http://forums.slipstick.com/threads/84150-shutdown-all-member-in-a-dag/

    * Dismount the databases (I.e. Get-MailboxDatabase | Dismount-Databases) to ensure that they will not switchover to the second node when shutting down the first node 

    * Shutdown the Mailbox servers 

    * Shutdown the File Share Witness 

    * Shutdown AD etc 

    And to bring online 

    * Make sure AD is online and functional in your site. 

    * Start up the File Share Witness 

    * Once the FSW it online, Bring up one Mailbox server at a time, then redistribute the databases. 

    Regards

    Simon


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    • Marked as answer by om zeyad Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:19 PM
    Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:11 PM
  • Hi,

    Based on my knowledge, the general order should be:

    1) Perform a server switchover for one of your mailbox server, then shut down this server.
    2) Shut down the second mailbox server.
    3) Shut down HUB/CAS servers.

    For reference: Shutting down DAG members.

    Regards,

    Manu Meng


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    • Proposed as answer by Manu Meng Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:54 AM
    • Edited by Manu Meng Tuesday, March 20, 2018 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by om zeyad Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:19 PM
    Monday, March 19, 2018 9:20 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    It's depend on your business impact.

    Best thing is to shutdown one role at once time.(1 Hub/CAS and one MBX at once time and after on them Shut Down another....)

    Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:08 PM
  • Hi Om Zeyad,

    I'm getting this answer from MPV Steve Goodman

    Check this post: http://forums.slipstick.com/threads/84150-shutdown-all-member-in-a-dag/

    * Dismount the databases (I.e. Get-MailboxDatabase | Dismount-Databases) to ensure that they will not switchover to the second node when shutting down the first node 

    * Shutdown the Mailbox servers 

    * Shutdown the File Share Witness 

    * Shutdown AD etc 

    And to bring online 

    * Make sure AD is online and functional in your site. 

    * Start up the File Share Witness 

    * Once the FSW it online, Bring up one Mailbox server at a time, then redistribute the databases. 

    Regards

    Simon


    If you find that my post has answered your question, please mark it as the answer. If you find my post to be helpful in anyway, please click vote as helpful. Regards Simon Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by om zeyad Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:19 PM
    Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:11 PM
  • Hi,

    Based on my knowledge, the general order should be:

    1) Perform a server switchover for one of your mailbox server, then shut down this server.
    2) Shut down the second mailbox server.
    3) Shut down HUB/CAS servers.

    For reference: Shutting down DAG members.

    Regards,

    Manu Meng


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.

    Click here to learn more. Visit the dedicated forum to share, explore and talk to experts about Microsoft Teams.

    • Proposed as answer by Manu Meng Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:54 AM
    • Edited by Manu Meng Tuesday, March 20, 2018 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by om zeyad Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:19 PM
    Monday, March 19, 2018 9:20 AM