Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-16

If an Archiving Server or a Monitoring Server with a collocated database fails, follow the procedure in this section to restore the server and recreate the database. If multiple servers fail independently, follow the procedure for each server.

Archiving and monitoring data is not required for Lync Server to run normally. The following procedure describes how to recreate the database so that you can continue to collect archiving or monitoring data. For details about restoring the data, see Restoring Monitoring or Archiving Data.
We recommend that you take an image copy of the system before you start restoration so that you can use this image as a rollback point in case something goes wrong during restoration. You might want to take the image copy after you install the operating system and SQL Server, and restore or re-enroll the certificates.

To restore an Archiving Server or Monitoring Server with a collocated database

  1. Start with a clean or new server that has the same fully qualified domain name (FQDN) as the failed server, install the operating system, and then restore or re-enroll the certificates.

    Follow your organization's server deployment procedures to perform this step.
  2. From a user account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group, log on to the server you are restoring.

  3. Install SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2005, keeping the instance name the same as before the failure.

    Depending on your deployment, the server might include multiple collocated databases. Follow the same procedure to install SQL Server that you used originally to deploy the server, including SQL Server permissions and logins.
  4. Run Topology Builder to publish the topology:

    1. Start Topology Builder: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Topology Builder.

    2. Click Download Topology from existing deployment, and then click OK.

    3. Select the topology, and then click Save. Click Yes to confirm your selection.

    4. Right-click the Lync Server 2010 node, and then click Publish Topology.

    5. Follow the Publish the Topology wizard. On the Create databases page, select the databases you want to recreate.

      Only stand-alone databases are displayed. Collocated databases are created when you run the Lync Server 2010 Deployment Wizard.
    6. Follow the rest of the wizard, and then click Finish.

  5. To install Archiving Server or Monitoring Server and recreate the database, browse to the Lync Server 2010 installation folder or media, and start the Lync Server Deployment Wizard located at \setup\amd64\Setup.exe. Follow the Deployment Wizard to do the following:

    1. Run Step 1: Install Local Configuration Store to install the local configuration files.

    2. Run Step 2: Setup or Remove Lync Server Components to install the Lync Server server role.

    3. Run Step 3: Request, Install or Assign Certificates to assign the certificates.

    4. Run Step 4: Start Services to start services on the server.

    For details about running the Deployment Wizard, see the Deployment documentation for the server role you are restoring.

  6. If archiving and monitoring data is critical to your organization, restore the archiving or monitoring data. For details, see Restoring Monitoring or Archiving Data.