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I would like to setup a secondary exchange server that would allow redundancy.  My only mail server seems to have hardware issues and crashes nightly which forces me to manually reboot it.  Is redundancy possible with 2 standard versions of exchange 2000?  How would I go about doing this?
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the basic answer is NO since a users mailbox can only reside on one exchange server at a time. There are of course several clustering options you could choose from but with i doubt with your current hardware/software this can be done,, what OS are you running exchange on?
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2000 Server Standard Edition(s).  Standard doesn't seem to offer clustering or NLB.  So there's no way to replicate the mailboxes to another server?  I think I need to reinstall my bad server to see if that fixes my lockups.  But which would be a better route, should I setup a second server and move the mailboxes temporarily or should I just use NTBackup to backup and restore the database?
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if you have another good server,, just install and setup exchange on it and move your mailboxes to it. you can do this by rightclicking on the user in active directory users and computers, select exchange tasks, then move mailbox
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I know they keep saying they are going to allow for mailbox replication in future releases....
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Although I thought 2003 had improved on 2000 redundancy
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OK, I'm already in the process of doing that.  For future reference,

"There are of course several clustering options you could choose from but with i doubt with your current hardware/software this can be done,, what OS are you running exchange on?"

What would I need to do that?

And..

What are the the connectors good for under the routing groups, like the x400 option?
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there are 3 types of rounting group link options:

the routing group connector,, fastest but must be used for direct links only
x400,, can be used on direct or indirect links
smtp,, can be used on direct or indirect links

these are used to connect your exchange server to other mail servers on a scheduled time frame and you can set ip up so large messages are transferred during off peak hours,,, this differs from the built in links that exchange uses if you have 2 exchange servers in the same domain for example
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So it has nothing to do with replication of mailboxes, mailboxes can only exist on one server at a time unless clustered?
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that is correct to the best of my knowledge without using some 3rd party software
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Thanks
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