Create Clustered Mailbox Server using CCR on server 2008.

Stablish a failover cluster invoirnment and cluster Quorum configured will be “node and file share majority”..
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Note that CCR suupports only two none clutering.

Node1:Install Active CMS role
• Install Exchange 2007 binaries and create Exchange cluster
\setup.com /mode:Install /Roles:Mailbox/targetDir:”%programFiles%\Microsoft\Exchange Server”
• Create Exchange Activecluster
\ setup.com /NewCMS/CmsIpAddress:10.10.10.21 /CmsName:ccrmbx
Node2: Install Passive CMS Role
• Add Binaries on the Exchange Server 2007 passive node

<>\setup.com /mode:Install /Roles:Mailbox/targetDir:”%programFiles%\Microsoft\Exchange Server”

Note that to best practice CMS name will be same as name of quorum shared folder and CCR environment support only two node clustering.
Configuring the Transport Dumpster
Before we move on, I want to let you know that the Transport Dumpster is enabled by default and it is completely optional to customize it. By default it is configured with a maximum size of 18 MBs for storage groups and a maximum retention time of 7 days. Microsoft recommends we configure the maximum size per storage group to a size that is 1.5 times the size of the maximum messages that can be sent through the messaging system. This means that if we have a message size limit of 10MB, the maximum transport dumpster size for storage groups should be 15MB. In addition, Microsoft recommends the retention time is set to 7 days, which as mentioned is the default setting.

Step2: To view massage size limit, go to – send connector, receive connector, foreign connector, Transportconfig, mailbox and public folder properties
Examining CMS settings using the Exchange Management Console
Now examine our CMS using the Exchange Management Console.
Step3: Go to EMC > Server configuration > mail box > select clustered mail box server > select first storage group > properties > click on CCR tab and view status, it sowing target node cluster2 mean that cluster 1 currently hosting this storage group.

Step4: To move cluster mailbox server to another node: Go to EMC > Server configuration > mail box > select clustered mail box server > click on” Manage clustered mailbox server” option in Action pane.

Step5: Select target node2 and fill move comment DB and click Move.

Step6: To move storage group & database path to cluster disk. Perform these tasks which are given below on current mailbox & cluster disk owner server.
First add storage to exchange mailbox service to do this: Go to FCM >cluster server name > clustered mailbox server name > in detail pane select server name > in Action pane click on add storage > any of available storage disk (this drive is mounted as drive H in my computer).

Step7: Stop local continuous replication (LCR) of database to do this: Go to EMC > Server configuration > mail box > select main mail box server > select first storage group >in Action pane select “Disable local continuous replication”.
Step8: Suspend Storage Group copy: Go to EMC > Server configuration > mail box > select clustered mail box server > select first storage group >in Action pane select “suspend storage group copy” or Run EMS command:
Suspend-StorageGroupCopy -Identity ‘exchscc\First Storage Group’
Step9: ConfigurationOnly option prevents the command from moving the data. If you use this option, we strongly recommend that you explicitly dismount the database before Move-DatabasePath and explicitly mount the database after Move-DatabasePath from both cluster servers one by one.
To do this, Go to EMC > Server configuration > mail box > select clustered mail box server > select first storage group >in Action pane select “Suspend storage group copy” or Run EMS command:
Dismount-Database -Identity ‘exchscc\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database’
Step10: Moving storage group & database path is not possible in EMC mode to achieve this Use EMS.
move-StorageGroupPath -Identity ‘exchscc\First Storage Group’ -LogFolderPath ‘H:\mailbox’ -SystemFolderPath ‘H:\mailbox’ -ConfigurationOnly:$true
Step11: After run previous command manually copy “Mailbox Database.edb” file to new location (h:\mailbox).
move-DatabasePath -Identity ‘exchscc\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database’ -EdbFilePath ‘H:\mailbox\Mailbox Database.edb’ -ConfigurationOnly:$true
Step12: To mount Database- Go to EMC > Server configuration > mail box > select clustered mail box server > select first storage group >mailbox database >in Action pane select “mount database” or Run EMS command:
Mount-Database -Identity ‘exchscc\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database’
Step13: To Resume LCR: Go to EMC > Server configuration > mail box > select clustered mail box server > select first storage group >in Action pane select “Resume storage group copy “or Run EMS command:
Resume-StorageGroupCopy -Identity ‘exchscc\First Storage Group’
Other standby continuous Replication (SCR)cmdlet parameters:
Update-StorageGroupCopy
Restore-StorageGroupCopy
Get-StorageGroup
Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus
Step14: After that move on EMC > Server configuration > mail box > select main mail box server > select first storage group >in Action pane select “Enable Local continuous replication”.
Step15: To view Disk and server configuration and condition move back to Failover Cluster management console.

Step16: you can view Dependencies to navigate cluster disk 1 > click on show dependencies, This action displays a graphical view of the relationship between resources. You can modify dependencies setting in properties of disk 1.

To view Clustered mailbox status run EMS command:
Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus [-Identity ] [-DomainController ]

To connect outlook user with Cms click here.

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