How to run a good windows server 2003 mirror
Posted on 2007-07-29
We run 2 windows 2003 servers in a co location hosting setup, and want to mirror these servers someplace else. Its not important to have a "live" mirror, but something that can be automatically maintained. The idea is to recover quickly if there is a hardware failure.
The mirror can be in the same cabinet as the production machines. Its important that all changes made to the production machine get copied over to the mirror, and not just file changes. Eg, if a new website is created in IIS, the mirror needs to reflect that. Its not important for this change to be immediate, but within a couple of days.
Any recommendations? I have looked at Acronis, and it looks appealing.