Exchange 2013 DAG backup RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hi

    Current scenario Exchange 2013 CU1 runing on Windows 2012.

    there are two server runing Mailbox role and in DAG I want know backup best practise for the same.

    If I take backup of  passive database copy backup will it truncate/purge logs from the active database copy.

    Let me know how to do the backup in DAG scenario. 

    Friday, July 5, 2013 10:47 AM

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  • Hi

    It may depend on the software you are using to perform the backup but in most cases you can back up either/any node and the logs will be truncated.  Obviously the node you back up will need to have a copy of all the databases for the DAG.


    Monday, July 22, 2013 9:14 AM
  • If you use the Windows backup, the backup will have to be performed on the active server. There are a number of other limitations as well, but it is free.

    If you go for paid softwares, almost all allows backup to be done from a passive copy. I haven't come across one that doesn't allow it.

    Rajith Enchiparambil | http://www.howexchangeworks.com |


    Monday, July 22, 2013 9:56 AM