I want to plan for redundancy in my domain hosting SP. We have no backup software/hardware other than what comes with Microsoft (NT backup.) The thought is build out the new SP server which is running SQL. Do daily backups which will be stored on a file server separate from the SP box.
Build out a second identical server. Will I be able to build out the SP site with an identical name in the same domain? So if I have to use this second machine users can connect without any issues. This server will be off except if it's needed for recovery. The thinking is that if the main SP goes down we can power up the second server, attach the backup databases and have SP back up.
Is my thinking right on this? Are there any issues with creating this second server and having it on the domain initially to do a SP install?