Adding mailbox copies to a Database Availability Group

Once your Database Availability Group has been created and configured, the next step is to set up database replication by adding new mailbox database copies of existing databases. In this recipe, we'll take a look at how to add mailbox database copies using the Exchange Management Shell.

How to do it...

Use the Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy cmdlet to create a copy of an existing database:

Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB01 `
-MailboxServer MBX2 `
-ActivationPreference 2

When running this command, a copy of the DB01 database is created on the MBX2 server.

How it works...

When creating database copies, keep in mind that this only works for mailbox databases, as public folder databases do not ...

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