How to Enable Local Continuous Replication for a New Storage Group
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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to create a new storage group that is enabled for local continuous replication (LCR).
After LCR has been enabled for a storage group, it will initially report a status of Initializing. The storage group will change from a status of Initializing to a status of Healthy after one transaction log file has been generated.
LCR cannot be enabled on a Mailbox server that contains one or more standby continuous replication (SCR) targets. Although LCR can be enabled on a Mailbox server that is configured as an SCR source, LCR and SCR targets cannot be combined on the same Mailbox server.
Before You Begin
To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server. For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.
To use the Exchange Management Console to create a new LCR-enabled storage group
Open the Exchange Management Console.
Expand Microsoft Exchange, expand Server Configuration, and then select Mailbox.
In the result pane, right-click the server on which you want to create the new storage group and select New storage group. The New Storage Group Wizard appears.
On the New Storage Group page, type the name for the new storage group in the Storage Group Name box.
Use the Browse buttons to specify the locations for the storage group's log files and system files.
Select the Enable local continuous replication for this storage group check box.
Use the Browse buttons to specify the locations for the passive copy of the log files and system files, and then click New.
After the new storage group has been created and enabled for LCR, click Finish.
To use the Exchange Management Shell to create a new LCR-enabled storage group
Run the following command:
New-StorageGroup -Server <Server> -Name <StorageGroupName> -LogFolderPath <PathforActiveCopyLogFiles> -SystemFolderPath <PathforActiveCopySystemFiles> -HasLocalCopy:$true -CopyLogFolderPath <PathforPassiveCopyLogFiles> -CopySystemFolderPath <PathforPassiveCopySystemFiles>
For More Information
For detailed syntax and parameter information about the cmdlet, see New-StorageGroup.