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Disabling Local Continuous Replication on an Exchange storage group

Find out how to disable Local Continuous Replication for an Exchange 2007 storage group using the Exchange Management Console or Exchange Management Shell.

There might come a time when you no longer want to have the LCR feature enabled for a particular storage group....

Luckily, it's a painless process to disable this feature once it's enabled. You can disable LCR for a storage group via either the EMC or the EMS. To disable LCR using the EMC, you need to select the Storage Group level under the Mailbox subnode, located beneath the Server Configuration work center node; you then click Disable local continuous replication in the Action pane, as shown in Figure 8.24.

Disable LCR action link.
Figure 8.24 Disable LCR action link. (Click on image for enlarged view.)

When we disable LCR for a storage group, we'll get the warning message shown in Figure 8.25, which tells us that LCR will be disabled for the replication database copy for the respective Storage Group. Since this is exactly what we want to do, click Yes.

Disabling Local Continuous Replication confirmation.
Figure 8.25 Disabling Local Continuous Replication confirmation. (Click on image for enlarged view.) 

You are reading part 8 from "Managing Local Continuous Replication in Exchange 2007," excerpted from Chapter 8 of the book "How to Cheat at Configuring Exchange Server 2007: Including Outlook Web, Mobile, and Voice Access," by Henrik Walther, copyright 2007, published by Syngress, a division of Elsevier.

After we click Yes, believe it or not we'll get an additional warning message. This one informs us that we must delete the files (that is, the log files, EDB database, and so on) manually from the path (which in this example is E:MailboxLocalCopiesFirst Storage Group) we specified when we originally enabled LCR (see Figure 8.26). Once you have clicked OK and deleted these files, LCR has been properly disabled.

Disabling Local Continuous Replication.
Figure 8.26 Disabling Local Continuous Replication. (Click on image for enlarged view.)

If you want to disable LCR for a Storage Group via the EMS, you need to do so using the Disable-StorageGroupCopy CMDlet. To disable the LCR for the First Storage Group, type Disable-StorageGroupCopy -Identity "First Storage Group." When you do, you'll get the same warning message as the one shown in Figure 8.25.

Managing Local Continuous Replication in Exchange 2007

 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: Exchange 2007 Local Continuous Replication overview
 Part 2: Enabling Local Continuous Replication on a storage group
 Part 3: Viewing the status for a Local Continuous Replication copy
 Part 4: Switching to the LCR copy for database disaster recovery
 Part 5: Suspending and resuming LCR for an Exchange 2007 storage group
 Part 6: Manually adding an Exchange 2007 database to a storage group copy
 Part 7: Use Exchange Eseutil for a passive storage group copy integrity check
 Part 8: Disabling LCR on an Exchange 2007 storage group
 Part 9: Adding Local Continuous Replication performance objects and counters
 Part 10: Exchange 2007 LCR administration summarized

 How to cheat at configuring Exchange Server 2007This chapter excerpt from How to Cheat at Configuring Exchange Server 2007: Including Outlook Web, Mobile, and Voice Access, by Henrik Walther, is printed with permission from Syngress, a division of Elsevier, Copyright 2007.

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This was last published in February 2008

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