Well, I have a 2 hour requirement to have the server back up, and there is just
no way I could even get tapes to the DR site in two hours. Now I know of at
least two solutions to this: Geocluster, which is a replication and failover
solution from NSI software that sits on top of MSCS, and Veritas Global Cluster
Manager, which works with their Cluster Server and Volume Replicator products.
In both cases, there are not a lot of people using the products.
What I really want to know is what other people are doing when faced with this
type of problem. (Or is Exchange just not ready for the big time?)
> Exchange 2000 does not have a dual-site high availability solution. You can
> have an Exchange cluster high availability but it is limited by the cable
> sizes for shared disks.
> As long as you have good backups available and a hardware to build the
> server you can recover exchange in matter of hours depending on your restore
> Here are some references
> Disaster Recovery for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
> XADM: How to Move Exchange 2000 to New Hardware and Keep the Same Server
> Support WebCast: Microsoft Exchange 2000 Alternate Server Data Recovery
> Atul Saini
> Enterprise Messaging Support
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> > I currently have a single Exchange 2000 server with about 200 users and
> > 40Gb of space. My company is setting up a disaster recovery site with
> > an Exchange 2000 server. The goal is that in the event of a disaster,
> > we would like exchange running and available to users at the other site
> > as quickly as possible. I am not that concerned about the age of the
> > data there. Also, I have been given a T1 for the data connection
> > between sites.
> > What is the Microsoft way of doing a dual-site high avaialblity and
> > replication solution? What are most people doing in my case?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Fred