Can EV/DA Exist Without Any Exchange Servers?
My company was acquired and are migrating all users to other company's AD/Exchange. We were/are doing journaling only on all MBs. (EV 9.02, & Exch 2010 SP1). No individual MB archiving. My new company is not planning to continue archiving in any form but will still have to have search/access/export ability to all historical archive data via DA for discovery.
EV will be forklifted over to the new datacenter and kept in the same AD domain with a local DC. No problems expected there. As sites & Exchange servers are migrated off, I've been simply deleting the tasks/targets in EV w/o any trouble. However, as we approach the end, I don't know if we have to leave a single exchange server nearby to maintain functionality with EV/DA. Can I just remove all Exchange tasks/servers references and completely decouple Exchange/EV when the time comes and not worry about loss of functionality? Since it's just journaling, once the last MBs come off there will be nothing being archived into EV, so I suspect the answer is 'yes,' but I'm not 100% and haven't found an article specifically referencing this.
I've searched and found some similar Q's, but no bull's-eye references. Is there a TechNote that describes a particular process for this? Any help is appreciated.