Browse Definitions :
Definition

database availability group (DAG)

Contributor(s): Matt Gervais

A database availability group (DAG) is a high availability (HA) and data recovery feature of Exchange Server 2010. 

A database availability group, which can consist of up to 16 Exchange mailbox servers, automates recovery at the database-level after a database, server or network failure. 

Database availability groups replaced Exchange Server 2007’s high-availability model, which was based on local continuous replication (LCR), standby continuous replication (SCR), single copy clustering (SCC) and cluster continuous replication (CCR).

Exchange administrators can choose to use DAGs in different geographic locations and in many different architectural designs and configurations, making it considerably more flexible than previous high-availability setups.

NTFAQGuy explains how high availability features have evolved from Exchange Server 2003 through Exchange Server 2010 and at 4 minutes in, explains how Exchange database availability groups work.

This was last updated in July 2012

Continue Reading About database availability group (DAG)

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • compliance framework

    A compliance framework is a structured set of guidelines that details an organization's processes for maintaining accordance with...

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • privacy compliance

    Privacy compliance is a company's accordance with established personal information protection guidelines, specifications or ...

SearchSecurity

SearchHealthIT

  • telemedicine (telehealth)

    Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations, over the ...

  • Project Nightingale

    Project Nightingale is a controversial partnership between Google and Ascension, the second largest health system in the United ...

  • medical practice management (MPM) software

    Medical practice management (MPM) software is a collection of computerized services used by healthcare professionals and ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • disaster recovery (DR) test

    A disaster recovery test (DR test) is the examination of each step in a disaster recovery plan as outlined in an organization's ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery (DR)

    Disaster recovery (DR) is an area of security planning that aims to protect an organization from the effects of significant ...

SearchStorage

  • kilobyte (KB or Kbyte)

    A kilobyte (KB or Kbyte) is a unit of measurement for computer memory or data storage used by mathematics and computer science ...

  • megabytes per second (MBps)

    Megabytes per second (MBps) is a unit of measurement for data transfer speed to and from a computer storage device.

  • zettabyte

    A zettabyte is a unit of measurement used by technology professionals and the general public to describe a computer or other ...

Close