A database availability group (DAG) is the base component of the high availability and site resilience and is a boundary for mailbox database replication.

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Is is a good idea to put SMTP Shadow replication on the same VLAN as DAG replication?

We have a VLAN for DAG replication, Recoverpoint (SQL Data), and right now SMTP Shadow replication is going over with the production traffic. Should shadow replication be limited to the site? Should ...
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What topology to choose for 2 locations with 2x Exchange 2010 licenses (with more to be bought eventually?

We want to introduce Exchange 2010 in our organization. We have 2 locations: Main location has 2 ISP links used with one Forefront TMG 2010 (100 people on site) Second location has 1 ISP link with ...
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Exchange 2013 DAG over 2 Subnets replication failure

I have 2 Exchange 2013 Standard servers on two different subnets. One is on our local network and the 2nd is on our Cloud provided by our ISP. Adding the 2nd server to DAG went well and seeding the ...
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Exchange Server 2013, Database Availability Groups, NAT, and High Availability

Dilemma here I want a high availability/failover solution for people accessing outlook anywhere or exchange from outside the network. I have 2 exchange servers (EXCH1 and EXCH2) that have Exchange ...
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Exchange DAG fails over during backup

It seems like every night during our backup process, the Exchange DAG fails over. Is it possible to change a tolerance setting to prevent the DAG from unnecessarily failing over during backup times?
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Exchange 2013 Internal and External URLs with multiple servers and certificates

I'm building a lab with two Exchange 2013 Servers with different internal names and only one external URL, the naming schema is something like this: Internal Names: exchange1.local.example.com ...
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Can you run CAU on an Exchange 2010 DAG cluster?

I've searched for this and I expected it to be a common topic, but I can't find any information on it. Given that the Exchange DAG is built on top of WCF, will CAU properly handle updating a DAG ...
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What database am I seeding from in a stretched DAG?

I have a stretched DAG across 2 sites, with 4 copies. One of the remote copies failed, and I issued a re-seed operation with the remote&working copy as a source. Knowing this, I tried to work ...
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DFS-R not working on Server 2012 with Exchange DAG

We have 2 servers running a small network. The goal is to have the 2 servers as HA servers on a low budget. Therefore we deployed Windows Server 2012 and configured DFS-R which all worked fine. We ...
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When CopyQueueLength is high, how do I control which server is the source?

When I have a DAG with copies spread all over the world, and the initial seeding is already complete, how does Exchange control which server is used to fulfill the outstanding CopyQueueLength logs ...
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Exchange 2010 DAG DAC mode would prevent having some databases active on secondary site?

If I have a two nodes Exchange 2010 DAG stretched over two sites with DAC mode enabled and all databases active on primary site, I would still be able to activate some databases on the secondary site ...
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Error while creating backup database copy of Exchange 2013 on DAG.

Created a DAG for Exchange 2013 between two mailbox servers. Server 1 is main , Server 2 is connected via Cisco VPN client to Server 1 network. Trying to start the seeding process to create a backup ...
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MPLS outage on a 4 member DAG causes Exchange / Outlook to hang

We have two sites, with two servers in each one. DAC Mode (Datacenter Activation Mode) is enabled. One peculiar thing about this network is that the Primary and the Alternate shares are set to the ...