Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover

Invokes the process in which a Skype for Business Server database fails over to its mirror database. After failover has been completed, the mirror database will become the principal database and will handle all new database requests. This cmdlet was introduced in Lync Server 2013.

Syntax

Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover
      -DatabaseType <DatabaseNameType>
      -NewPrincipal <MirrorRole>
      -PoolFqdn <Fqdn>
      [-Confirm]
      [-ExcludeDatabaseList <String[]>]
      [-Force]
      [-LocalStore]
      [-Report <String>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover cmdlet provides a way for administrators to "failover" one or more Skype for Business Server databases. For example, suppose you need to temporarily take down the primary database, perhaps to perform a hardware upgrade. In that case, you can use the Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover cmdlet to failover from the primary database to the mirror database; when you do that, all requests for the database in question will be routed to the mirror database. Later, when the hardware upgrade is complete, you can use this same cmdlet to failback to the primary database.

Note that any commands using the Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover cmdlet will fail if you have not configured both a primary database and a mirror database for the database in question.

Skype for Business Server Control Panel: The functions carried out by the Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover cmdlet are not available in the Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover -PoolFqdn atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com -DatabaseType "User" -NewPrincipal "Mirror"

The command shown in Example 1 invokes failover for the User database found on the pool atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com. The command causes the User database to failover to a previously-assigned mirror database.

-------------------------- Example 2 --------------------------

Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover -PoolFqdn atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com -ExcludeDatabase -NewPrincipal "Mirror" -ExcludeDatabaseList "LcsCDR", "LcsLog"

In Example 2, all databases on the pool atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com are failed over except for the LcsCDR and LcsLog databases. These databases are exempted from failover by using the ExcludeDatabaseList parameter.

Required Parameters

-DatabaseType

Type of database being failed over. Valid values are:

ActiveMonitoring

Application

Archiving

CentralMgmt

Edge

Lyss

Monitoring

PersistentChat

PersistentChatCompliance

Provision

Registrar

SigninTelemetry

User

Type:DatabaseNameType
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-NewPrincipal

Specifies whether failover will be to the primary database or to the mirror database. Valid values are:

Mirror

Primary

Type:MirrorRole
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-PoolFqdn

Fully qualified domain name of the pool containing the database to be failed over.

Type:Fqdn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-ExcludeDatabaseList

List of databases that should not be failed over. For example:

-ExcludeDatabaseList "LcsCDR"

To prevent multiple databases from being failed over, separate the database names using commas:

-ExcludeDatabaseList "LcsCDR", "LcsLog"

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-Force

Suppresses the display of any non-fatal error message that might occur when running the command. The Force parameter is also used if the current database is not accessible.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-LocalStore

Retrieves topology information from the local replica of the Central Management store rather than from the Central Management store itself.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-Report

Enables you to specify a file path for the log file created when the cmdlet runs. For example: -Report "C:\Logs\DatabaseFailover.html"

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-WhatIf

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015

Inputs

None. The Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover cmdlet does not accept pipelined input.

Outputs

None.