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In straightforward terms, Dial Tone Portability refers to the provision of a temporary mailbox to users for sending and receiving emails while their original mailbox undergoes repairs or restoration. This feature is invaluable for businesses, ensuring uninterrupted email communication in the event of Exchange Server failures or database issues.
You have the option to set up a temporary mailbox on either the same server or another server within your organization, provided that these servers host databases with matching database schema versions. The Autodiscover feature seamlessly redirects clients to the new database without the need for manual intervention. As an administrator, once the user’s original mailbox has been successfully restored, you can proceed to merge the recovered mailbox with the dial tone mailbox.
In the process of Dial Tone recovery, an empty database is generated on a mailbox server, effectively replacing the failed database. This newly created empty database is referred to as a “dial tone database.” This dial tone database enables the sending and receiving of messages while the original database undergoes repair and restoration.
The pre-requisites for executing the Dial Tone Recovery are:
Info: Exchange 2013/2016 Standard Edition supports up to five databases per server.
Start Exchange Management Shell and run the given commands one-by-one:
To create another recovery database on another server –
Now move database and log files from dial tone database to recovery database folder.
Now, users can access the original database and can send and receive messages.
Now to verify that your mailbox has successfully been moved, open the mailbox Microsoft Outlook and Outlook for Web and check messages.
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