Providing redundancy to Exchange server 2003 Standard Edition
Posted on 2009-05-11
I need to come up with a solution for proviidng redundancy for a small organisation (about 20 users) who runs Exchange 2003 (Standarad). This server is a DC. The organisation can tolerate a outage of some 4-5 hours (say 1/2 a working day).
Clustering is out of the scope. I have read about Double-Take, however, given the service outage window the organisation can tolerate, I thought maintaining a server as a hot standby to be a cost effective approach - basically to build another Exchange 2003 Server box and to copy across exchange mailboxes/database twice a day or so. What would be the best way (software) to implement such a solution - obvioulsy hardware will be dissimilar.