Applies to: Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-29

This topic explains how to use the Resume-StorageGroupCopy cmdlet to resume the replication (both copy of log files and replay of log files) for the specified storage group copy for a server running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.


Resume-StorageGroupCopy -Identity <StorageGroupIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>]


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter takes one of the following values:

  • GUID

  • Name of the storage group




The Confirm parameter causes the command to pause processing and requires the administrator to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. The default value is $true.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that locates the clustered mailbox server in the Active Directory directory service.




The WhatIf parameter instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf parameter, the administrator can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. The default value is $true.

Detailed Description

An Exchange administrator may periodically need to resume replication activities on a server where the activities had previously been suspended to reseed the server, perform a physical consistency check, permit data reconfiguration on the server, or for other reasons.

To successfully initiate a Resume-StorageGroupCopy operation, the following must be true:

  • The storage group copy must be defined.

  • The user must use an account that is delegated the Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the specified server.

  • When run against a cluster continuous replication (CCR) configuration, the cluster must have quorum.

After a Resume-StorageGroupCopy operation has completed, the following are true:

  • The storage group copy replication is resumed and reports a resumed status.

  • An event is recorded in the event log showing the storage group copy has resumed.

  • The suspend comment is cleared, as reported by the Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus cmdlet.

    We recommend that you minimize the amount of time that a storage group is suspended. The system is exposed to a longer outage or more data loss in the case of a failure when the storage group is suspended.

The Resume-StorageGroupCopy cmdlet can be run successfully on a storage group copy that is currently resumed.

The Resume-StorageGroupCopy cmdlet can be run from an administrative workstation.


Error Description

Cannot query cluster continuous replication status on a non-cluster server. <ServerName> is not on a clustered mailbox server.

This task can only be run against a clustered mailbox server.

Server '<CMSName>' is not available. The cluster may be unavailable or a communication problem may exist. This task cannot complete without communicating with the cluster.

The task was unable to connect to the cluster due to a communication issue, or the cluster is not available.

This situation may be because the node is unavailable, the node is available and the cluster is unavailable, or the computer being used cannot access a node or computer.

The Mailbox role is not configured on node <Node>.

The Mailbox server role is not installed on this node.


The example shows how the Resume-StorageGroupCopy cmdlet is used to resume replication operations for a storage group named SG1 on server MBX.

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Resume-StorageGroupCopy -Identity:MBX\SG1