Is it possible to have a 2nd DC in the event of a SBS failure?
Posted on 2008-10-02
It's looking like I may have a very serious problem on my hands and I'm looking for a quick get out of jail fix.
An SBS report this morning has indicated some very serious problems with it's primary boot hard disk. Unfortunately, as it's the only DC we have at the moment, I can't take the server down to look into and possibly replace the disk.
It seems to be ticking by at the moment but what I'm afraid of, is it going down suddenly over the next few days and we've also got a complete office move this weekend (brilliant timing) and I'm concerned that when we bring the server down, it won't come back up again.
Can anyone suggest anything I can do as a very quick fix? Is it possible to promote another one of our servers to become the primary DC (or am I right in thinking that if there's an SBS on the network, it has to be the primary DC)? Or, can i make one of our other servers a secondary DC in the event that the SBS goes catastrophically wrong this weekend and all services can still run as normal?
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.