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Exc 2003 backup server DR

Postby steveb » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 00:19:41 GMT

Please advise:
Currently I have a single Exchage 2003 server in a 2003 AD. I would like to
have a backup Exc 2k3 server running in the same domain (this will have
daily restores of the live Exc 2k3 mailboxes on it).
How would I configure this backup server so that it could be used as the new
live server (when the existing live server crashed) without any
reconfiguring of applications, i.e. I would like to rename the backup server
and change the IP to the live servers existing credentials and hopefully it
would come on line seamlessly!
Process to do this:
Join the WK3 server to the same domain as the live Exc server.
Install Exc2k3 and join it to the same 'Organisation & Administrative
Groups' as the live server.
Name and IP would be different.

Now I should be able to restore mailboxes (using Veritas Exchange agent) to
the backup server.
Now, when the live Exchange crashes I can dismount the info store/pub
folders   database on the backup server, rename the server to the old live
server (and IP address). Remount the database and alls back to normal.
Would this work. If not, any ideas what would.


Re: Exc 2003 backup server DR

Postby Ed Crowley [MVP] » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 04:38:46 GMT

What you are doing is not supported.
Ed Crowley
MVP - Exchange
"Protecting the world from PSTs and brick backups!"

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