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EV system mailboxes and archiving tasks for Exchange 2010 DAG

Created: 08 Apr 2013 • Updated: 08 Apr 2013 | 2 comments
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There are two DAGs straddling the two AD sites, and each consists of two member nodes:
DAG1 - Members MBX1  (SITE1) , MBX3 (SITE2). SITE1 active, SITE2 passive.
DAG2 - Members MBX2  (SITE1), MBX4 (SITE2). SITE2 active, SITE1 passive.
We have mailboxes distributed across 12 databases. Each DAG hosts 6 active and 6 passive databases.
How many EV system mailboxes and archiving tasks we need?
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RahulG's picture

You have to create the archving task for the all the exchange server in the DAG running the mailbox server role . you need to failover the DAg to the passive node to create archving task .

You dont need a sperate system mailbox for you passive node , as when you failover to passive node the system mailbox would also be moved to the passive node.