Exchange 2003 replication bet. 2 2003 servers for backup purposes.
Posted on 2010-11-10
I have 2 dc's running windows server 2003. 1 server is pdc running exchange 2003, which has a raid 5 and was the only one on site for quite a while. I have recently added a small server for recovery purposes which is a cheap computer just to be able to recover dc easier after corrupt os and working with backups to restore programs plus data.
2nd server is a cheap raid 1 server, where I have recently added bes. Now I want to have as easy a job as possible to recover from crash, hardware failure, etc. for data files, I am currently using robocopy as a scheduled task. for exchange, I am still looking for a solution (cheap). robocopy, will recopy the entire db which is getting big, and will never finish, nor will it ever be up to date even within half hr. (and is really not doable). Normal backups are only done once daily and taken off site.
Soooo the question, I want to replicate exchange db on server1 to server2. would exchange replication be an option? I did read that its for 5.5 to 2003 not 2 2003's.