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How to Configure Database Copies in Exchange Server 2019

In this blog, we will take a look at how to configure database copies in the new DAG.

At this stage, we have a database availability group with two Mailbox servers and one database.

Now we want to configure a database copy so, it will replicate to the 2nd DAG member.

Now we need to verify the same storage path exists on the server we are adding the database copy to.

Add a mailbox database copy

Exchange Database File Path – E:\Mailbox\EXCHDB\EXCHDB.edb
Exchange Log Folder Path – F:\Mailbox

E: and F: created on the second exchange server.

1- Log on to Exchange Admin Center and select the Servers tab and select Databases and select “…” icon and select Add database copy.

database copy exchange 2019

2- So under the specified mailbox server click Browse.

add mailbox database copy exchange 2019

3- Select the mailbox server to want to add a copy to and click on ok.

add mailbox database copy select server

4- In the Action preference number select 2 and click on the Save button to add the database copy.

mailbox database copy exchange 2019

5- Now you can see the file paths on the server that you are adding the database copy to and you will also see the seeding files as the database and the transaction log files are copied across.

windows explorer database copies

6- Because a small database will not take more than a few minutes to finish saving. Larger databases or slower networks will take long. After saving completed successfully click on close.

database copies completed successfully

When the operation complete the second server is going to be hosting a passive database copy that’s maintained, so far through a process of continuous replication from the active database copy.

7- Now you will see the two servers have copies of the database.

create database copy exchange 2019

8- So now type “Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus” to check the database copy health.

get mailboxdatabasecopystatus powershell command

9- So Now type “Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus “EXCHDB” | ft -auto” to check the database status.

get mailboxdatabasecopystatus powershell command

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Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 18 years experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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