Reseed a passive Exchange node replica

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If you need to reseed a replica copy, for instance when a copy is corrupt, you can reseed to the latest backup using the reseed feature in SnapCenter.

  • You must be using SnapCenter Server 4.1 or later, and Plug-in for Exchange 4.1 or later.

    Reseeding a replica is not supported in SnapCenter versions earlier than 4.1.

  • You must have created a backup of the database you want to reseed.

Best Practice: To avoid lagging between nodes, we recommend that you either create a new backup before you perform a reseed operation, or choose the host with the latest backup.

Steps

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.

  2. In the Resources page, select the appropriate option from the View list:

    Option Description

    To reseed a single database

    Select Database from the View list.

    To reseed databases in a DAG

    Select Database Availability Group from the View list.

  3. Select the resource you want to reseed.

  4. On the Manage Copies page, click Reseed.

  5. From the list of unhealthy databases copies in the Reseed wizard, select the one you want to reseed, and then click Next.

  6. In the Host window, select the host with the backup from which you want to reseed, and then click Next.

  7. In the Script page, enter the path and the arguments of the prescript or postscript that should be run before or after the reseed operation, respectively.

    For example, you can run a script to update SNMP traps, automate alerts, send logs, and so on.

  8. In the Notification page, from the Email preference drop-down list, select the scenarios in which you want to send the emails.

    You must also specify the sender and receiver email addresses, and the subject of the email.

  9. Review the summary, and then click Finish.

  10. You can view the status of the job by expanding the Activity panel at the bottom of the page.

    Reseed operation is not supported if the passive database copy resides on non-NetApp storage.