Solved

best email backup solution

Posted on 2011-02-17
3
444 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
We recently had a annex a upgrade which has gone horribly wrong and left our smtp domain in limbo, we were unable to access emails whilst the service was done. We will rectify this by having a second adsl line soon, however I was wondering what the best solution would be to have email failover. We will opt probably for GFI MAX MailProtection, but is there a way to mirror that backup, or another failover elsewhere? Ie. Im sure they will be fine but if for whatever reason I cannot access emails from them could I have a alternate access with another system elsewhere?
hope thats clear
0
Comment
Question by:unrealone1
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:viveksahu
viveksahu earned 100 total points
ID: 34924086
Hi,

Either you can go with server recovery option as per below article.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164310%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx

or if you have exchange 2007 then you can enable journaling for your mailboxes to local .pst.
And can access the same later in case of outage.
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
lucid8 earned 400 total points
ID: 34927889
Depends what you are looking for, i.e.

1. do you want to have your own failover protection and use something like DoubleTake, NeverFail etc
2. Or do you want to have a DR type service so that if your server goes down you can continue to send, receive and access historical email?  i.e. email continuity like these options

http://www.dellitsaas.com/email-management-services/ems-email-continuity/faq

http://www.messagelabs.com/products/email_management/email_continuity.aspx?c=Qk7qbScAha2t6QTxnnd6iA==s=gclid=CJi1ieSfkqcCFQEMbAodSB8leA

http://www.cemaphore.com/

LOL even Google is getting into the act of protecting Exchange http://newenterprise.allthingsd.com/20101209/365google-offer-a-cloud-based-safety-net-for-microsoft-exchange/

0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:unrealone1
ID: 34932401
thanks lucid8, that was exactly the breakdown i needed
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lotus Notes – formerly IBM Notes – is an email client application, while IBM Domino (earlier Lotus Domino) is an email server. The client possesses a set of features that are even more advanced as compared to that of Outlook. Likewise, IBM Domino is…
This article explains in simple steps how to renew expiring Exchange Server Internal Transport Certificate.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

943 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now