Please can you shed some light for me on a current situation I have.
I have a client in a remote African country where support is very limited.
I have the following environment :
1 SBS server 2008 premium running exchange mail 2007 and about 150GB's total user and data shares being backed up daily using Backup Exec 2010 with a system recovery snapshot every Sunday. We make a daily backup at 12 pm mindnight which runs for approximately 12 hours including verification.
I have installed a secondary server which does DNS etc but this has proven not to be any sort of failover to rely on as it doesnt have exchange and is also server standard.
My question is how can one have another fully redundant backup SBS server, running as a full blown copy of my SBS 2008 server so that in the event of server crash we can immediately swop over to the second server. Is this possible? I am concerned that if my backup takes so long every day how long will recovery to otehr hardware take should it crash.
Has anyone ever ventured into this type of backup scenario?