Creating 2nd Excange 2007 server
Posted on 2011-03-07
Here is the situation. We have one mail server, let's call it MAIL1. We are moving to a co-location (data center) and do not want any issues to arise so we are taking a new server and loading Exchange 2007 on it. Our main issue is that we want exact duplicates of the mailboxes and contacts and calendars. We need to figure out a streamlined way to have both fully operational at the same time for continuity. This way, we can turn one off and take it over to the data center, turn it on, and have it jump right back in.
In short, has anyone attempted this, would the fail over setup be what we are looking at? Will we need to modify our MX records to have an email sent to both mailboxes on separate servers.
Thanks for your help....we just want to make sure we have all of our bases covered.