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Viewing the status for a Local Continuous Replication copy

Discover how to view the health of an Exchange 2007 Local Continuous Replication copy and retrieve the LCR status via the Exchange Management Shell (EMS).

You are reading part 3 from "Managing Local Continuous Replication in Exchange 2007," excerpted from Chapter 8 of the book "How to Cheat at Configuring Exchange Server 2007: Including Outlook Web, Mobile, and Voice Access," by Henrik Walther, copyright 2007, published by Syngress, a division of Elsevier.

To view basic health and status information for an LCR copy, you can bring up the Properties page for the storage group on which LCR has been enabled. To do this, select the respective storage group and click the Properties link in the Action pane. On the Properties page, select the Local continuous replication tab, as shown in Figure 8.8. Here you can see the basic health for an LCR copy.


The LCR Status Properties page.
Figure 8.8 The LCR Status Properties page. (Click on image for enlarged view.)

Table 8.1 lists the health and status information, with a short description of each.

Table 8.1: Local Continuous Replication health and status information.

Health/Status Information Description
Seeding Used to indicate whether seeding of the passive database occurs or not. Can have a status of True or False.
Copy Status Used to indicate whether log file copying has started. Can have a status of Healthy, Suspended, or Broken.
Suspend Comment Can be used to view suspend comment if LCR has been suspended.
Copy Queue Length (logs) Used to display the number of log files that are waiting to be copied to the passive storage group's log file folder. Note that a copy is not considered complete until it has been inspected for corruption.
Replay Queue Length (logs) Used to display the number of log files waiting to be replayed into the passive storage group's database.
Latest Available Log Time Used to display the time stamp on the active storage group of the most recently detected new log file.
Last Copied Log Time Used to display the time stamp on the active storage group of the last successful copy of a transaction log file.
Last Replayed Log Time Used to display the time stamp on the passive storage group of the last successful replay of a log file.

In addition, you can see the path to the log file and system file location for the passive storage group copy.

If you want even more information about the health and status of an LCR copy, you can open the EMS and type Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus -Identity <Storage Group> --> FL, as shown in Figure 8.9.

Retrieving LCR Status information via the Exchange Management Shell.
Figure 8.9 Retrieving LCR Status information via the Exchange Management Shell. (Click on image for enlarged view.)

Going through each information field returned by the Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus CMDlet is outside the scope of this book, so if you want to dig deeper into these topics, we recommend that you refer to the Exchange 2007 Help file.


Managing Local Continuous Replication in Exchange 2007

 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: Exchange 2007 Local Continuous Replication overview
 Part 2: Enabling Local Continuous Replication on a storage group
 Part 3: Viewing the status for a Local Continuous Replication copy
 Part 4: Switching to the LCR copy for database disaster recovery
 Part 5: Suspending and resuming LCR for an Exchange 2007 storage group
 Part 6: Manually adding an Exchange 2007 database to a storage group copy
 Part 7: Use Exchange Eseutil for a passive storage group copy integrity check
 Part 8: Disabling LCR on an Exchange 2007 storage group
 Part 9: Adding Local Continuous Replication performance objects and counters
 Part 10: Exchange 2007 LCR administration summarized

 How to cheat at configuring Exchange Server 2007 This chapter excerpt from How to Cheat at Configuring Exchange Server 2007: Including Outlook Web, Mobile, and Voice Access, by Henrik Walther, is printed with permission from Syngress, a division of Elsevier, Copyright 2007.

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This was last published in February 2008

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