At first look, Exchange Replication does not seem sufficient to provide full
recovery of an Exchange Server at a remote site. Exchange Replication only
replicates the Directory and the Public Folders. What about the Info. Store?
Also, I have seen much discussion on the internet concerning replication via
various techniques, e.g. GeoCluster, SRDF, etc. My question is if Exchange
Replication is sufficient for a full recovery on an Exchange Server why go
to the expense and trouble of GeoCluster and SRDF?
I talked with a friend of mine who runs Exchange Server and how has used
Exchange Replication for a customer of his. He told me that Exchange
Replication WILL fully recover an Exchange Server including Schedules,
Calendars and email. From my reading, I don't see how this works. He told
me that he had to use LMHost files on the clients to map both Exchange
Servers and also tweak the cost metric in the DNS server to get it to work.
Can anyone shed some light on this topic? Is there a best practices