Having a backup Exchange Server ready to go.....
Posted on 2004-04-07
I backup my Exchange Server, which is also a DC, religiously, but if something major goes wrong, is there an "easy" way to have another server sitting on the sidelines ready to go in case of a major failure? Something I could maybe plug in, restore from backup and implement easily? Would I have to make it a DC as well, or could I just make an Exchange Server, leaving it offline, with the same name as the old one, with the same Org name and service packs/patches, etc...? Then if something happens, restore the mailbox store to the new server and get it up and running?