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SBS 2003 server cluster?

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Can anybody advise if it is possible to use SBS 2003 in a server cluster? I have been told that I must use server 2003 for both.

Hopefully this is not correct.

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No, SBS cannot be clustered.  You can get TWO more servers running Server Enterprise Edition and cluster those (Only Enterprise Edition and Data Center Edition can be clustered).

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Why are you trying to create a cluster?

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I understood this was the best way to provided total redundancy for our data. Two servers working together to "spread the load" and provide a  fool-proof fall-back system.

Is this not the case? Is there a better way to ensure NO downtime if  a single server fails? (Or at least if a couple of the drives or the MB fails?)
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Why the B grade?  And why the rush to grade - you really should give people a chance to respond... the question is barely an hour old.

I was going to inquire further what you were trying to accomplish... what you needed redundancy on... because clustering is good, but not great and it still has a single point of failure - the disks.

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Thanks Lee

Sorry for being quick to close this thread. I have a meeting with management to discuss this and needed a quick answer (which is why I marked it as urgent/500 points)

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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You didn't say it was urgent.  The 500 points questions are SUPPOSED to mean urgent OR difficult - unless you tell me which this is I have no idea which it is.  Also, most people (thank you for not being one of them) do NOT use the point system appropriately - they simply assign every question 500 points - look over this site at how many have that value.

When asking a question, if you provide more details and a context if you will tend to get more detailed answers.
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