I have 2 Exchange Servers 5.5 on NT 4.0 machines, I only have 8 outlook clients, small network. One Exchange server is installed on PDC and one is installed on BDC. My outlook users are currently using Exchange on PDC for there mail, etc. I want to use Exchange on BDC as a failover server in case PDC fails. I would like Exchange on BDC to take over and users still be able to receive and send mail. This does not have to happen automatically. Can't afford clustering. Actually, do not want to spend any money on 3rd party solutions like Co-standby server or octopus. Want a solution that is free. If it takes awhile to get BDC exchange server working thats ok. The Exchange server on BDC was joined to the PDC Exchange servers site when I installed it. so they are both in same site and org. Can anyone suggest any solutions to this and how it could be done.
Is there a way to replicate priv.edb to backup server every so often. Since they are both in the same site does that mean mailboxes will be replicated to new server or do I need to create same mailboxes on failover server.