Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-16
Removing a database availability group (DAG) is a quick and easy task. You can use the EAC or the Shell to remove a DAG.
Looking for other management tasks related to DAGs? Check out Managing Database Availability Groups.
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete: 1 minute
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
"Database availability groups" entry in the High Availability and
Site Resilience Permissions topic.
- Before you can remove a DAG, the DAG must be empty. If the DAG
you want to remove contains any Mailbox servers, you must first
remove the servers from the DAG. For detailed steps about how to
remove a Mailbox server from a DAG, see Manage Database
Availability Group Membership.
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
What do you want to do?
Use the EAC to remove a database availability group
- Navigate to Servers > Database availability
- Select the DAG you want to remove and click Delete
- Click Yes to confirm the warning and remove the DAG.
Use the Shell to remove a database availability group
This example removes the DAG DAG1.
Remove-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup -Identity DAG1
How do you know this worked?
To verify that you've successfully removed the DAG, do one of the following:
- In the EAC, go to Servers > Database Availability
Groups, and see if the DAG is still displayed.
- In the Shell, run the following command to see if the DAG still