Exchange 2003 Redundancy
Posted on 2009-07-02
Currentely I have a 2003Server running 2003 Exchange Standard with about 260 mailboxes. the mailbox store is 62GB and growing. I am located in the US. My concern like many others I'm sure is not haveing redundancy in the event that there is a failure. I'm not sure that Clustering the boxes is the best solution from a financial standpoint. If I would have to do a restore of the Information Store - I can only imagine that it would take a long time based on the 62GB. I have thought about outsourcing as an option - here I would have the redundancy but for $9-$12 / mailbox I am also liiking at a large cost. I have also read some articles on continuous data protections such as Double Take, and XOsoft. As I understand the importance of the email communication I realize that there are going to be cost associated with having some sort of redundancy - what are suggestion in this situation. what are others doing or have done that are in my situation? I am just looking for feedback and options here.