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Exchange 2013: Database Availability Group configuration

Configuring a DAG

Step 1: Open "Internet Explorer"

Step 2: Browse to "https://Exchange 2013 CAS/ecp?ExchClientVer=15 (list item

Step 3: Log on with an Exchange Administrative account

Step 4: Left click in "Servers"

Step 5: Left click on "database availability groups"

Step 6: Left click on "new database availability groups”

Step 7: Enter a name, witness server and witness directory & left click on "save" (NOTE: The witness server must have the Exchange Trusted Subsystem in the local administrators group. For this reason it is recommended to use an Exchange box and advised against using a domain controller as a FSW as the local administrators group are the domain admins.)

 

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Step 8: Left click on "add or remove Mailbox servers to or from this DAG.”clip_image002[6]

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Step 9: Left click on the “Plus” sign and select the server you wish to add to the DAG.

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Step 10: Left click on "OK"

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Step 36: Left click on "Save”

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Step 12: Left click in "Done”

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Repeat for all DAG members.

 

Add a server to the Exchange 2013 DAG

Step 1: Open "Internet Explorer"

Step 2: Browse to "https://Exchange 2013 CAS/ecp?ExchClientVer=15

Step 3: Log on with an Exchange Administrative account

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Step 4: Left click on "database availability groups"

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Step 5: Left click on “Manage Database Availability Groups”

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Step 6: Left click on "Add”

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Step 7: Left click on the server to add to the DAG.

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Step 8: Left click on "add ->"

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Step 9: Left click on "OK"

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Step 10: Left click on “Save”.

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Step 11: Wait for the task to complete and left click on “Close”

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Add a mailbox database copy

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer and browse to the Exchange 2013 ECP

Step 2: Logon with an administrative account

Step 3: Left click on "Servers"

Step 4: Left click on "databases"

Step 5: Left click to select the database you want to add a copy for and click “more”

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Step 6: Left click on "Add database copy"

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Step 7: Left click on "Browse”

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Step 8: Left click on the server you would like to add and click “OK”

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Step 9: Left click on "save"

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Step 10: Wait for the seeding to complete.

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Step 11: Left click on "close "

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Repeat for all databases

 


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