Performing maintenance on Database Availability Group members

When it comes to performing maintenance on servers that are part of a Database Availability Group (DAG), you'll need to move any active databases off to another member in the DAG. This will allow you to install patches or take the server down for hardware repairs or upgrades without affecting database availability. This recipe will show you how to use some of the built-in PowerShell scripts installed by Exchange 2010 SP1 that can be used to place a server in and out of maintenance mode.

How to do it...

  1. First, switch to the $exscripts directory:
    Set-Location $exscripts
  2. Next, run the StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1 script and specify the server name that should be put into maintenance mode: ...

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