SBS 2003 file server mirroring
Posted on 2006-05-08
What would you guys recommend as the best solution for SBS server mirroring (or at least the best way of getting a replacement server online quickly when the main server has failed)?
I already have various forms of redundancy in place such as disk mirroring, and the system is fully backed up each night, but if the server was stolen I want a way of getting another on-line as quickly as possible without having to go around doing much (if any) configuring of the server or desktops.
I am prepared to have a second server permanently online (in a different location in the building). Is there third party mirroring software around?
I assume I cannot do this wilth a second installation of SBS? Even if it were fully configured as a server with users etc. if it were to be brought online after the failure of the first server I think I would have to get all the workstations to 'join' its domain as they would see it as a different server even if I used the same domain name (due to security IDs)??
Any suggestions? Have any of you guys done this in practise?