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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Cookbook - Third Edition by Mike Pfeiffer, Jonas Andersson

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Using the automatic reseed feature

One of the new features in Exchange 2013 is automatic reseed, or in short, auto reseed. This feature is one of my personal favorites of the new ones, as it minimizes the amount of work an administrator needs to do if a disk is broken and needs to be replaced and if the database needs to be reseeded. However, be aware of the fact that the administrator needs to replace the broken disk(s).

We will walk you through a simple setup using one mailbox database using this feature.

How to do it...

Let's see how to use the automatic reseed feature using the following steps:

  1. We'll start with configuring the DAG with the folder structure using the following command:
    Set-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup DAG '
    -AutoDagDatabasesRootFolderPath ...

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