Should Exchange Servers be shut down at night

Whitfill, Joan [USA] 0 Reputation points
2023-03-03T20:56:17.81+00:00

We are shutting down our Exchange servers in Azure at night to save money. Should they be shut down or should they be left on to avoid possible corruption?

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  1. Michael Durkan 12,146 Reputation points MVP
    2023-03-04T10:10:41.03+00:00

    Hi

    if you are going to shut the servers down every night, then you need to follow a defined shutdown procedure to ensure a graceful shutdown of Exchange Services. This will help ensure that there is no corruption in your databases. The thread here outlines the procedures:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/549775/exchange-turn-off

    The question for me though is around running Exchange Servers in Azure - is there any reason not to move to Exchange Online/Office365? This would take away the management overhead of the Exchange Servers and may also cost less money in the long run.

    Hope this helps,

    Thanks

    Michael Durkan

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