Disaster Recovery Test - None Distructive test.
How do I stop EV processing new emails whilst letting EV complete the processing of data already in EV? Stop the journaling task?
I would expect to see the Outlook Journal Inbox on the EV server empty and MSMQ empty.
We have our annual DR test coming up and Enterprise Vault for Exchange is in the mix. Our environment consists of one EV server that is on an EMC RecoverPoint (RP) LUN. RecoverPoint essentially replicates the VM at SAN (block) level. between two data centers. There is about a 10 second delay.
The DR test will involve shutting down the live EV server and bringing up the RecoverPoint VM in the alternative data center.
We have journaling and archiving running. The way I understand it, EV will always be processing the journal mailbox, therefore there is always data on the EV server, so if we do a "hard" shutdown, when we restore the RP VM, we risk loosing data that EV has not committed to the WORM drive or database because of the RP 10 second lag.
I know it's not a true test, but we have agreed to do a "soft shutdown" of EV. That is, stop EV from processing data and drain the queues before shutting down the server.