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Is it possible to create a DAG member without (default) database? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to install a Exchange 2010 Mailbox server that does not have a database (yet).

    I want to add it to the DAG and replicate a database to it.

    I do not want to delete the (at install) created database 

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:36 AM

Answers

  • I *think* that you can't install a new Exchange 2010 mailbox server without a default database. After all, it's core to the nature of a mailbox server that it should have a database to store some mailboxes...

    But even so, it doesn't take a lot of work to remove the default database immediately after the installation is finished and then create a copy of whatever database you want to be replicated to the new server (after creating the proper disk location for the database copy).

    - Tony

    • Proposed as answer by Xiu Zhang Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, October 6, 2010 2:52 AM
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:46 PM
  • Hi,

    I agree with Tony.

    Xiu

    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, October 6, 2010 2:52 AM
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:25 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    AFAIK your DB will not be deleted also after reading these articles you will get your detailed answer.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979799.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351172.aspx

    Regards.

    Shafaquat Ali.


    M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2, URL: http://blog.WhatDoUC.net Phone: +923008210320
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:49 AM
  • I know what a DAG is and what it can do.
    I already have a DAG and several Mailbox Servers.

    I just don't need a new database on the new server.
    I want to replicate a database that is in the DAG to the new server and want to skip the delete action.

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:05 AM
  • I *think* that you can't install a new Exchange 2010 mailbox server without a default database. After all, it's core to the nature of a mailbox server that it should have a database to store some mailboxes...

    But even so, it doesn't take a lot of work to remove the default database immediately after the installation is finished and then create a copy of whatever database you want to be replicated to the new server (after creating the proper disk location for the database copy).

    - Tony

    • Proposed as answer by Xiu Zhang Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, October 6, 2010 2:52 AM
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:46 PM
  • Hi,

    I agree with Tony.

    Xiu

    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Wednesday, October 6, 2010 2:52 AM
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:25 AM