I have an Existing Exchange 2016 DAG with user mailboxes.
I would like to deploy on premise Archive mailboxes on different mailbox servers.
Since the backup process is configured per DAG and we do have backup issues from time to time
I was considering creating the new mailbox servers in a second DAG in the same AD site so the backups could run in parallel and not impact the other backup process.
I have a few questions hopefully someone can provide answers:
- Is there a problem hosting TWO Exchange 2016 DAGs in the same AD site ?
- Can I host the primary mailbox on a mailbox server in one DAG and the archive mailbox on a mailbox server in the second DAG ?
- Can two DAGs use the same DAG network address ranges ?
- Will the existing mailbox servers be able to proxy client access to the archive mailboxes on the second DAG without the client contacting the archive mailbox servers directly ?