Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-19

This topic explains how to use either the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to halt local continuous replication (LCR) activities such as log replay and log copying to the LCR copy.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedure, you must log on to a server running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or log on to an Exchange 2007 administrative workstation.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • 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 Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

The suspend operation may not complete if it is not able to interact with the replication service. This situation happens in an LCR configuration when the Microsoft Exchange Replication Service is not started on the computer.


To use the Exchange Management Console to suspend replication

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. Expand Microsoft Exchange, expand Server Configuration, and then select Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, select the server that contains the LCR copy whose replication activity you want to suspend.

  4. In the work pane, right-click the storage group that contains the LCR copy whose replication you want to suspend, and then select Suspend Local Continuous Replication. The Administrative Suspend dialog box appears.

  5. Enter an optional remark in the Comment field, and then click Yes to suspend LCR.

    This procedure suspends both log copying and log replay. Suspending log copying for extended periods means the copy does not contain all recent changes made to the active storage group and database.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to suspend replication

  1. Start the Exchange Management Shell.

  2. Run the following command:

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    Suspend-StorageGroupCopy -Identity <Server\StorageGroup> -SuspendComment <Comment>

Adding a comment as documented in Step 5 of the Exchange Management Console procedure or with the SuspendComment parameter as shown in the Exchange Management Shell procedure is optional. You can add a brief administrative note that explains the reason for the suspension. If you add a comment that includes spaces, make sure that you enclose the comment in quotation marks. The comment is placed in the event log. You can also view the comment by running the Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus cmdlet.

For More Information

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Suspend-StorageGroupCopy, Resume-StorageGroupCopy, and Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus.

For more information about managing your LCR environment, see Managing Local Continuous Replication.