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Exchange 2010

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP2, Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Use the Suspend-MailboxDatabaseCopy cmdlet to block replication and replay activities (log copying and replay) or activation for a database configured with two or more database copies.

Suspend-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity <DatabaseCopyIdParameter> [-ActivationOnly <SwitchParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-SuspendComment <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the"mailbox database copy" entry in the High Availability Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the name of the database for which continuous replication is being suspended.




The ActivationOnly parameter is used to suspend only activation for the mailbox database copy.




The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.




The SuspendComment parameter specifies the reason that the database copy is being suspended. This parameter is limited to 512 characters.




The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

This example suspends replication and replay activity for the copy of a database named DB1 that's hosted on a Mailbox server named MBX3. An optional administrative reason for the suspension is also specified.

Suspend-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB1\MBX3 -SuspendComment "Maintenance on MBX3"

This example only activation for the copy of a database named DB3 that's hosted on a Mailbox server named MBX2.

Suspend-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB3\MBX2 -ActivationOnly
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