Disaster recovery for a mission critical server Windows 2003 with SQL2000
Posted on 2007-09-27
We have a few windows2003 servers which include a few file servers and one server (Dell PE2800) that has two mission critical appliocations in addition to SQL2000 running on it. It is mirrored and also has RAID5 for DATA. it is right arcserv11.1.
one of the application is so customized so reinstalling in case of a disaster will be a headache. if the server crashes (software wise) I need to be able to restore it within one day max. any idea what I can do. I get a full back every night including system state but not sure if this would restore the entire server. it has about 100GB of data on it.
The budget is around $1000 or so, so I cannot afford clustering the server or anything of that sort. If I can create an image onto an exteral snap server I can live with that, would that be bare metal restore, meaning I do not have to reinstall the OS and just bring it up, how reliable is that.
It is a member server in AD2003.
Thank you for your help