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Server switchover Exchange 2016 EAC

Perform a server switchover in Exchange 2016 Exchange Admin Center (EAC). Why do you need to perform a server switchover? For example, you want to update your Exchange Server. First move the mounted databases to another Exchange Server. After you moved the databases, update and reboot the Exchange Server. In this guide, you will learn how to perform a server switchover in Exchange 2016. You will perform the server switchover through the Exchange Admin Center (EAC).

Exchange 2016 login EAC

Log in to the Exchange Admin Center. Click servers in the left panel and click servers at the top. Select the mailbox server that you want to switchover. In the details pane, select Server Switchover.

Server switchover Exchange 2016 EAC login and steps

Server switchover Exchange 2016 select option

On the Server Switchover page, you will see two options:

  1. Accept the default setting of Automatically choose a target server (in which case, the system automatically selects the best Mailbox server for each database being switched over).
  2. Specify a server as target for switchover (click Browse to select a Mailbox server manually).

Server switchover Exchange 2016 EAC target server switchover

Specify a server as target for switchover option

We are going to choose the option Specify a server as target for switchover. We like to choose or Mailbox server manually. Click the second option and click Browse.

Server switchover Exchange 2016 EAC specify a server as target option select

Select a Mailbox server, and click OK.

Server switchover Exchange 2016 EAC select mailbox server

You will get back to the previous screen. The mailbox server is now specified. Click Save.

Server switchover Exchange 2016 EAC specify a server as target selected

When the switchover has completed, click Close to exit the Server Switchover page.

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to perform a server switchover in Exchange 2016 EAC. Always move the databases before you start upgrading or rebooting your Exchange Server. For more information about Server switchover, visit Microsoft Docs. Did you enjoy this article? You may like Remove Address Book Policy with PowerShell in Exchange. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.

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