Tag Archives: Database Availability Group

Write some code and you can influence DAG failovers (for now anyway…)


A recent debate on the Exchange 2013 (unofficial) Facebook group started off with the question “can I built my own failover criteria in a DAG?” and pointed to the TechNet page on Active Manager. The debate began with sheer denials, … Continue reading

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Fixing a “FailedAndSuspended” content index for an Exchange 2013 database


For space reasons, this text is another bit that was cut out of my Exchange 2013 Inside Out: Mailbox and High Availability book. FWIW, here it is… Imagine my annoyance when I ran the Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus cmdlet on a test Exchange 2013 server … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – October 2014


October 2014 was an interesting month for my “Exchange Unwashed” blog on WindowsITPro.com. I had the chance to write about some new technology (Delve), old technology (Exchange 2003 mega-clusters), bad technology (Chrome bugs), and current technology (various posts). All in all, … Continue reading

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NFS and Exchange: Am I a sheep? Some at Nutanix think so…


A number of people working for Nutanix have been in the vanguard of those who would like to see NFS supported as a valid storage option for Exchange deployments, some of whom cheerfully recommend that “customers continue to run Exchange … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – February 2014


The big news in February 2014 was the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (build 847.32), the much-awaited version long deemed as “the” software worthy for deployment in many corporate environments. SP1 includes many new features and … Continue reading

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Upgrading the database schema within an Exchange 2013 DAG


In my conversation about life, the universe, and Exchange development (well, mostly the latter) with Microsoft’s VP for Exchange development, Perry Clarke, he said “There isn’t a part of the core Exchange Server that is not shipped to our on-premises … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed blog digest October 2013


October began with the Exchange Connections conference in Las Vegas and ended with some thoughts on whether to go to TechEd or MEC next year. In between, I contemplated some of the questions raised by attendees at Exchange Connections as … Continue reading

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