restore server hardware to existing stores
Posted on 2008-10-21
I have a boss who wants high availability with Exchange 2007, but on a low budget. He currently has a single 2003 exchange server. We are planning to deploy a 2007 exchange server later this year. He is proposing that we build the server, the OS will be on a server box, and the store will live on a SAN. He wants this setup so we have a second cold server, so if the main server fails he can bring the second server on line and be up and running in short order. I am not sure if this is possible, maybe if we ghosted the server after it is fully configured?
The public store is about 50 gig and the private store is about 25 gig, I expect them to double of the next couple of years. There are about 100 mailboxes.
Thanks - Wayne