Installation of Exchange 2016-Learning to Setup Round Robin for high availability

In case your company not interested on doing expenditure on a hardware or software load balancer, then Round Robin DNS is good opt solution for your organization. This requires that you have got 2 Exchange servers.

 

Outcomes is going to look like this

 
 

Name Type Destination
Mail.domain.local Host (A) 192.168.0.4 (Exchange1)
Mail.domain.local Host (A) 192.168.0.5 (Exchange2)
Autodiscover.domain.local Host (A) 192.168.0.4 (Exchange1)
Autodiscover.domain.local Host (A) 192.168.0.5 (Exchange2)
Same as a parent Mail Exchanger (MX) Exchange01.domain.local
Same as a parent Mail Exchanger (MX) Exchange02.domain.local

 

 

In case you have .com as local zone in your DNS, the above records have to be created there as well.

 
 

Configure Backup

 

Use inbuilt Windows Server backup option tools, to avoid log disk getting full. A very significant notice here is that it DOES NOT support and backup single item recovery. It will rather backup and recover a whole database. In case you need single item recovery, then this might not be a right tool for you. Tools which support single item recovery generally cost a bit.

 

  1. On your Exchange Server, begin Server Management – click on Add functional roles and features
  2.  

    Exchange Server Configuration

     

  3. Click on “Next” Button
  4.  

    Exchange Server Begin

     

  5. Leave the default value and now, click on “Next” button
  6.  

    Exchange Installation type

     

  7. Now Click  on “Next”
  8.  

    Exchange Destination Server

     

  9. then, Click  on “Next” again
  10.  

    Exchange Server Role

     

  11. Scroll down till you observe Windows server Backup and now, check it to install and then Click  on “Next”
  12.  

    Exchange Select feature

     

  13. Check for Restart in case it is required and then click on “Install”
  14.  

    Exchange Confirm Installation

     

  15. Now, Click  on “Close”
  16.  

    Exchange Installation Progress

     

  17. Search to find out for Windows Server Backup and then click on it to begin
  18.  

    Exchange Window Server Backup

     

  19. Then Click on the Local Backup, while finished loading right click and select the Backup Schedule
  20.  

    Exchange Local Backup

     

  21. Now, Click  on the “Next”
  22.  

    Exchange Getting Start

     

  23. Choose  Custom and then click over the button “Next”
  24.  

    Exchange Setup Configuration

     

  25. Now, Click on Add items , then  select your Database and  then Log Disk and click on “OK”
  26.  

    Exchange Add items

     

  27. Now Click on Advanced Settings
  28.  

    Exchange Advance Setting

     

  29. Click on VSS Settings and then select VSS Full Backup and then click on “OK” button
  30.  

    Exchange VSS Setting

     

  31. Now, Click on “Next” button
  32.  

    Exchange Backup

     

  33. Select your desired settings and then click on “Next” button
  34.  

    Exchange Specify Backup

     

  35. In case you have dedicated a volume for backup then choose it and then click over “Next” button
  36.  

    Exchange Specify Destination

     

  37. Click on Add then Select your Volume and then click  on “OK”
  38.  

    Exchange Destination Volume

     

  39. Now, Click on Next
  40.  

    Exchange Select Destination Volume

     

  41. Now, Confirm on your settings and then click over the “Finish” button

 

Exchange Confirmation

 

Notice: This is going to override earlier backup, hence everything is going to be replace with latest version! In case you want to keep the old version intact then you have to configure another backup of that respective disk!

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