High Availability Changes in Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1

Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) has been released and is now available for download!  CU1 is the first release to use the servicing model introduced with Exchange 2013.  CU1 includes new features, new functionality and bug fixes, including in the area of high availability.  The announcement post on the Exchange Team Blog already…

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Storage, High Availability and Site Resilience in Exchange Server 2013, Part 3

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 continues to innovate in the areas of storage, high availability, and site resilience. In this three-part blog series, I’ll describe the significant improvements in Exchange 2013 related to these three areas. Part 1 focuses on the storage improvements that we’ve made. Part 2 focuses on high availability. And Part 3 will…

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TechNet Webcast: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 2 of 2): Disaster Recovery and SCR Deep Dive Recording Available

Thanks to the nearly 150 folks who attended my Webcast last week.  A recording of the Webcast is now available at https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view?id=1032381322&role=attend&pw=27903285.  I recommend that you download or view the High Fidelity Live Meeting Replay, as that version will also show the animations that were used on several slides.  The WMV version does not include…

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New White Paper: Continuous Replication Deep Dive

As part of our monthly content refresh today, we released a new White Paper – Continuous Replication Deep Dive.  This comprehensive deep dive white paper includes technical details about the replication components, the replication service, log shipping and replay, scheduled and unscheduled outages, lost log resilience, transport dumpster, database re-seed scenarios and incremental reseed, log…

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Using a Passive Node as an SCR Target

As with local continuous replication (LCR) and cluster continuous replication (CCR), standby continuous replication (SCR) in Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 uses the concept of storage group copies. Because SCR introduces the ability to have multiple copies of your data, we use slightly different terms to describe the replication endpoints. The starting point for a storage…

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More on Continuous Replication

In my last blog entry, I talked about the internals of the continuous replication feature in Exchange 2007.  We went into a lot of technical details about the Replication service, its DLL companion files, its object model, etc.  Deep stuff. For this blog, I thought it might be useful to step back a bit and…

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Exchange 2007 – Continuous Replication Architecture and Behavior

I’ve previously blogged about the two forms of continuous replication that are built into Exchange 2007: Local Continuous Replication (LCR) and Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR).  In those blogcasts, you can see replication at work, but we really don’t get into the architecture under the covers. So in this blog, I’m going to describe exactly how replication…

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