Instant (remote) duplicate copy of data
Posted on 2005-03-23
We have a Windows 2000 server. Certain data is vital to us which means we would like to protect it from every possible disaster, instantly... no good just having a RAID system and nightly full backups (tapes kept off site), 'coz if there's a fire or flood during the night (before the backup is complete) then a whole day's work is lost.
We use a dbase database, which can only be backed up when all users are logged out - this happens every evening. However, we would like to go one step further so that each 'write' to the db, is also instantly synchronised/replicated somewhere else. This 'somewhere else' could be in other office in the same building, or even better, offsite i.e. over the internet?
I am after a solution/product which will sort this out for me. We are a small company (<20 users), so cost is a real issue... any thoughts, references (URLs) and suggestions are welcome - many thanks