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Using Exchange Server 2007 Local

Continuous Replication
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Using Exchange Server 2007 Local Continuous Replication
Table of Contents
Using Exchange Server 2007 Local Continuous Replication .................................................... 1
Exercise 1 Configuring Local Continuous Replication ................................................................................................. 2
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Using Exchange Server 2007 Local
Continuous Replication

Objectives
After completing this lab, you will be better able to:
Enable LCR on a Microsoft® Exchange Storage Group.
Recover from a disk failure by using the copy taken by LCR.
Scenario
In this lab, you will use the SMBEX01 virtual server to configure Local
Continuous Replication (LCR).
Prerequisites
This lab does not depend on any previous labs being completed.
Estimated Time to
Complete This Lab

45 Minutes
Computer used in this Lab
SMBEX01

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Exercise 1
Configuring Local Continuous Replication

Scenario
In this exercise, you will configure and test Local Continuous Replication to quickly recover from database
corruption.
Northwind Traders recently implemented Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. As the company’s Exchange
administrator, you have been tasked with ensuring that recovery time is minimized in the event of disk failure. You
implement LCR to ensure that a copy of the mailbox database exists on a separate disk at all times.

Tasks Detailed Steps
1. Enable LCR on the
Third Storage Group
Note: Log on to the NWTRADERS domain as Administrator with a password of
P@ssw0rd
Note: Using the Enable Storage Group Local Continuous Backup Wizard, enable LCR
for the Third Storage Group.
a. On SMBEX01, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Exchange
Server 2007, and then click Exchange Management Console.
b. In the Exchange Management Console, expand Server Configuration, and then
click Mailbox.
c. In the Work Pane, click Third Storage Group, and then in the Action Pane, click
Enable local continuous replication.
d. On the Introduction page, click Next.
e. On the Set Paths page, in the Local continuous replication system files locations
dialog box, click Browse, select C:\Disk2, and then click OK.
f. In the Local continuous replication log files locations dialog box, click Browse,
select C:\Disk2\logs, and then click OK.
g. Click Next to continue.
h. On the Mailbox Database 3 page, in the Local continuous replication Exchange
database file path box, click Browse, select C:\Disk2\db, click Open, and then
click Save.
i. Click Next to continue.
j. Review the information on the Enable page and verify that the correct paths have
been configured.
k. Click Enable to enable Local Continuous Replication for the storage group. Wait
for the process to complete and then click Finish.
l. In the Work Pane, click Third Storage Group, scroll to the right, and notice that
the Copy Status is showing as Healthy.
2. Verify the results of
LCR
Note: Verify that LCR is functioning by sending a large e-mail message and observing
the log file activity.
a. Open Microsoft Windows® Explorer and navigate to C:\Disk2\logs.
b. Examine the contents of the C:\Disk2\logs folder and compare the contents with
the contents of C:\Disk1\logs.
c. Make a note of the highest log file number on disk1; for example,
E0200000039.LOG.
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Tasks Detailed Steps
d. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Internet Explorer.
e. In Internet Explorer, in the Address bar, type
http://SMBEX01.nwtraders.com/OWA and then press ENTER.
f. Log on to Outlook Web Access as spencer with a password of P@ssw0rd.
g. Click New.
h. In the new e-mail message, in the To box, type Holly and then press CTRL+K to
resolve the name.
i. In the Subject box, type Acquisition Analysis
j. In the message body, type Please review this document.
k. In the New Message dialog box, click Attach file, click Browse, and then select
C:\labs\lcr\Analysis.doc.
l. In the Attach Files dialog box, click Attach.
m. In the New Message dialog box, click Send.
n. Switch to Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Disk1\logs.
Note: You can see the log file number varies and the log file sequence been
incremented
o. Navigate to C:\Disk2\logs.
Note: You can see the newest log file has been copied to this path.
p. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Internet Explorer.
q. In Internet Explorer, in the Address bar, type
http://SMBEX01.nwtraders.com/OWA and then press ENTER.
r. Log on to Outlook Web Access as holly with a password of P@ssw0rd
s. At the first screen in Outlook Web Access, click OK.
t. Ensure that the e-mail message from Spencer is displayed.
u. Leave Outlook Web Access running.
3. Simulate database
corruption
Note: Dismount Mailbox Database 1 and delete the database file to simulate database
corruption.
a. Switch to the Exchange Management Console.
b. Verify that the Copy Status of the Third Storage Group is Healthy. You may need
to refresh the screen.
c. Right-click Mailbox Database 3 and then click Dismount Database.
d. At the Microsoft Exchange prompt, click Yes.
e. Switch to Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Disk1\db.
f. Delete the Mailbox Database 3.edb file.
g. Switch to the Exchange Management Console.
h. Right-click Mailbox Database 3 and then click Mount Database.
i. Read the Microsoft Exchange error message, and then click No.
Note: This is now a corrupted store.
4. Recover from the
corruption
a. In the Exchange Management Console, in the Work Pane, click Third Storage
Group.
b. In the Action Pane, click Disable Local Continuous Replication.
c. At the Microsoft Exchange prompt, click Yes.
d. At the Microsoft Exchange Warning prompt, click OK.
e. Switch to Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Disk1\logs.
f. Select all files with the extension ".log" and copy from C:\Disk1\logs into
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Tasks Detailed Steps
C:\Disk2\logs
g. Close the Exchange Management Console
h. Rename C:\Disk1 to C:\Disk1-a
i. Rename C:\Disk2 to C:\Disk1
j. Switch to Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Disk1\db.
k. Confirm that the Mailbox Database 3.edb file is present.
l. Click Start and re-open the Exchange Management Console
m. Right-click Mailbox Database 3, and then click Mount Database.
Note: Notice that the database has been mounted successfully.