Extra server to backup first server..
Posted on 2006-04-04
I have a client who has asked me to quote them on a setup to have a duplicate server at another location that they can bring to their current location in case of catasrophic failure. They are running SBS 2003 Server SP1. I know you can not have more than 1 SBS server on the same domain, so, that is out of the question. They plan to do a full backup everyday and restore the backup to the new server the next day, this way they can bring the new server over and replace the old server if need be.
I am wondering what the best steps to take would be. I suppose I could get another server, do a backup of the main server and then restore everything from the tape, but, I am guessing there will be little issues with doing that if the hardware doesn't match 100%.