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Archive in EV from an Exchange 2010 non-primary DAG?

Created: 29 Jan 2013 • Updated: 01 Mar 2013 | 2 comments
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EV 10 SP2.  Exchange 2010.

They want to perform archiving from the 'non-primary DAG to reduce the IO on the primary DAG.

I do not think this is possible (for one thing, the tlogs go from the primary DAG to the repicas, NOT the other way around and the 'stubbing' is a logged transaction.

Anyway, asking if anyone knows of a way to do that.

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WiTSend's picture

No, it is not possible to archive against the non-active DAG.

Rob.Wilcox's picture

WiTSend is right...  It's totally not possible, Microsoft don't permit it, there is no way to access it (other than the mechanisms which are built in to Exchange)

If they're concerned about IO against the primary database then they just need to do more design work up front to ensure that they produce their storage to support the expected load.