Should I cluster my exchange server?
Posted on 2007-11-14
I currently have a Windows 2003 network, running an Exchange 2003 Enterprise Server. I have the following:
- 140 users, growing to about 160 in next year
- priv.edb = 150GB
- priv.stm = 37GB
- user mailboxes over 2GB = 40
- I am looking into a mail archiving program at the moment, if we can afford it.
I wanted to cluster the exchange server for redundancy. Is this a good idea and what are good arguments on this, so I can explain it better to the check writers? Should I get 2 new servers and start from scratch and move all mailboxes to the new server and remove the old one?
Also, is it a good idea to put another exchange server in the network and have a front end & back end server?