Protecting Your Back-End Database

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Topic Last Modified: 2013-06-26

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 also depends on SQL Server databases for storing user information, conference state, archiving data, as well as the call data recording (CDR) and QoE data of Monitoring Server. You can maximize the availability of Office Communications Server data on Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Back-End Databases by partitioning the application data in a way that improves fault tolerance and simplifies troubleshooting. To achieve these goals, partition the application data by:

  • Using server partitioning best practices. Separate your operating system, application, and program files from your data files.

  • Storing transaction log files and database files. Store these files separately to increase fault tolerance and optimize recovery.

  • Using server clustering. Cluster the back-end servers to optimize Office Communications Server 2007 R2 system availability.

For details about planning for databases, server partitioning, and clustering, as well as other storage components, including best practices for setting up each of these, see Storage Requirements.