Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-03

Mounting a database in a cluster continuous replication (CCR) environment makes the data available to clients, under appropriate access controls. The procedure for mounting a database, either mailbox or public folder, is the same on a clustered mailbox server as it is on a stand-alone mailbox server. You can perform this task by using the Exchange Management Console or by using the Exchange Management Shell.

Mounting a database does not immediately mean that replication is started to the copy. For replication to be started after the database is mounted, the copy must not be suspended for replay or copying.

In circumstances where a failover has occurred, additional steps are required. A failover is not a scheduled outage.

Before You Begin

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.


To use the Exchange Management Console to mount a database in a CCR environment

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Server Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, select the server on which you want to mount the database.

  4. In the work pane, select the database to mount.

  5. In the action pane, click Mount database.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to mount a database in a CCR environment

  • Run the following command:

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    Mount-Database -Identity:<Server\StorageGroup\Database>

For More Information

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Mount-Database.