HOWTO: Exchange 2003 Redundancy
Posted on 2007-07-29
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise
I have a domain with two domain controllers, one of the controllers has exchange installed on it. I am looking for redundancy for exchange and have seen clustering options and 3rd party software for replication, not really looking forward to the clustering and haven't seen any pricing on the sites for the replication software.
Would it be ok to install a second exchange server on the other domain controller? What could be possible problems here? I have never done this so I'm not even sure where to start. Problem being if I did install exchange on another server, the server name would be different so if I tried a restore of exchange database it would fail. What can I do here to give exchange some redundancy and minimal down time if I had to setup exchange on completely different hardware?