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Server switchover Exchange 2016 PowerShell

Perform a server switchover in Exchange 2016 through PowerShell. 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 Exchange Management Shell (EMC). Have a read on my previous article if you want to perform a server switchover Exchange 2016 through EAC.

Prepare information

First, let’s list the Exchange Servers in the organization. Run Exchange Management Shell as administrator. Run the following command.

We have two Exchange Server 2016 in the organization.

Second, let’s list the databases. We can see on which Exchange Server the databases are mount. We are going to sort on Server Name.

Three databases are mount on the Exchange Server 2016 EX02.

We want to list the databases only on a particular Exchange Server. We are going to sort on Database Name.

Correct output. Three databases are on the Exchange Server EX02. Now that you know which Exchange Servers are in the organization. You can proceed further to perform a server switchover.

Server switchover Exchange 2016 through PowerShell

We want to move all the databases from Exchange Server EX02 to Exchange Server EX01.

Verify server switchover Exchange 2016

After the switchover, we like to verify if the move went great.

All the databases are active on the Exchange Server EX01.


You learned how to perform a server switchover in Exchange 2016 through PowerShell. Prepare before you start the switchover. I hope this article was informative to you. If you enjoyed this article, you may like Pagefile Exchange 2013/2016 best practice. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.



ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

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