Remove a database availability group


Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2016-08-23

Summary: How to remove a database availability group (DAG) in Exchange 2016.

Removing a DAG is a quick and easy task. You can use the EAC or the Shell to remove a DAG.

Looking for other management tasks related to DAGs? Check out Managing database availability groups.

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  1. Navigate to Servers > Database availability groups.

  2. Select the DAG you want to remove and click Delete Delete icon.

  3. Click Yes to confirm the warning and remove the DAG.

This example removes the DAG DAG1.

Remove-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup -Identity DAG1

To verify that you've successfully removed the DAG, do one of the following:

  • In the EAC, go to Servers > Database Availability Groups, and see if the DAG is still displayed.

  • In the Shell, run the following command to see if the DAG still exists:

    Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup <DAGName>

    If the DAG was successfully deleted, the preceding command will produce an error message indicating the object could not be found.