Activate Exchange 2010 Mailbox Database server

In the Back-up Exchange 2010 sp1 blogs I recover a selection of a exchange environment to make a recovery of mailbox items for a user with Veeam SureBackup. But some times the recovered Exchange environment  is not working properly because the restored mailbox server is not the active node.

I only backup one of the mailbox servers (of two who are part of the same DAG) and the File Share witness server. But when I try to make a recovery it is sometimes not possible because the mailbox server that is in the back-up may is not the active server at the moment of the back-up. So  I must active the mailbox server in the recovery environment  to get it up and running for restoring mailbox items. This can be done with this power shell command.

Move-ActiveMailboxDatabase -SkipActiveCopyChecks -SkipLagChecks -MountDialOverride:BestEffort -SkipClientExperienceChecks -SkipHealthChecks -ActivateOnServer <hostname> -Identity <DAG-DATABASEName>


Power shell script activte Exchange Database

Part 1 how to back-up a Exchange 2010 environment with Veeam backup
Part 2 setting up a virtual lab within Veeam back-up
Part 3 the actual recovery with Veeam back-up.

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