Exchange 2010 DAG: Manually disable database activation

Blocks the copy of the database DATABASE on the server SERVER for activation:

Suspend-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DATABASE\SERVER -ActivationOnly

Resumes:

Resume-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DATABASE\SERVER

Update:
Another option is to block ALL databases hosted on a server from activating:

Set-MailboxServer –identity SERVER –DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy Blocked

Resumes:

Set-MailboxServer –identity SERVER –DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy Unrestricted

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