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  • Running Exchange 2007 and we have LCR configured to backup to a second array.  Had a drive fail on our database array.  While checking the drive, a second drive failed.  When looking at the LCR backup, it looked like it hadn't updated for about a month.

    So, we decided to restore from tape.  About two hours into the restore, I noticed the timestamp on the LCR and log files had updated to the current date.  I asked a colleague if he'd done anything and he said all he had done was suspend the LCR.

    We decided to cancel the tape restore and restore from the LCR and all is well.  Still puzzled as to how the LCR updated or if it was the suspending of the process that triggered the update.


    Fuel

    Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:13 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Before you restore a database from a storage group that was configured for LCR, you should suspend LCR for the storage group. After the restore has completed, you can resume LCR. LCR should be suspended for databases that are being restored.

    More about Local Continuous Replication, please refer the following articles:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124704(v=exchg.80).aspx


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    • Marked as answer by Sean_Xiao Wednesday, December 5, 2012 1:33 AM
    Sunday, December 2, 2012 11:55 AM