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Event Review: Storage Sizing and Testing for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 (Session ITPROEXC-107)

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Session Outline

In this session, we will look at storage, storage sizing, and test for Exchange Server 2007. We will start with an overview of storage, and discuss the Exchange Server 2007 design goals related to storage. We will compare and contrast Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 storage architectures. We will take a look at reliability and high availability using Single Copy Clustering (SCC), and both Local Continuous Replication and Continuous Clustered Replication. We will also cover the five server roles that have been introduced in Exchange 2007, and discuss how each role uses storage. We will also cover the issues that affect storage design for each of these server roles. The session will also cover critical area of backup and recovery in Exchange 2007 before finishing with a discussion on monitoring and testing storage.

Session Agenda

  • An overview of storage in Exchange 2007
  • Designing storage for Exchange 2007
  • Backup and recovery
  • Monitoring Exchange Server storage

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Demo: Moving a Storage Group

In this demonstration, we will align a new disk, create and format a partition on the disk, and then move the first storage group databases to the new volume.
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Demo: Configuring Local Continuous Replication

In this demonstration, we will establish Local Continuous Replication and verify that it is functional.
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Demo: Monitoring Exchange Server

In this demonstration, we will load System Monitor and monitor the system under load.
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