Possible Number Of Databases In Exchange 2010 DAG…

I have been getting number of emails regarding the number of databases possible on standard and enterprise version of 2010. Though everyone is clear with the fact that a standard version can have 5 and enterprise can have 100 databases, some get confused when DAG comes into play. To make it clear for my readers,…

I have been getting number of emails regarding the number of databases possible on standard and enterprise version of 2010. Though everyone is clear with the fact that a standard version can have 5 and enterprise can have 100 databases, some get confused when DAG comes into play. To make it clear for my readers, you can use either standard or enterprise 2010 for DAG & it will work, provided that Windows operating system is an enterprise or datacenter edition.

Now, if you have DAG configured, you can have a maximum of 5 databases in a standard edition and that includes both active and passive copies. Similarly, the 100 databases for enterprise includes both active and passive.

In short, you CAN’T have the maximum number of allowed databases as active and still have passive database copies on a DAG server. This information has to be taken into account while configuring a 2010 DAG.

4 Comments

  1. Ahmed El-Sawaf says:

    How Many server Do Ineed to Start Exchange Server 2010?

    1. Rajith Enchiparambil says:

      Just one is enough Ahmed.

  2. Rajith Jose Enchiparambil says:

    Thanks Deepak. It does confuse a lot of admins.

  3. Deepak Khandelwal says:

    that does make sense, since there is always a potential of bringing all the databases active on any that DAG.

    Thanks for sharing and making it clear,

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