Posted on 2011-04-18
Just pretty much got the exchange server 2010 up and running with the help of EE. Thanks to all...
I wanted some opinion/input on whether my intended plan seems sufficient.
Here it is-
Currently exchange 2010 is installed on a Dell poweredge server.
This server contains 3 drives....all in Raid 1 config.
C drive- contains OS- windows server 2008R2 (standard) and Exchange 2010 Standard install
F drive- contains exchange 2010 database files only
G drive- contains exchange 2010 log files only
I run windows server backup everynight, and backup the database and logs to a seperate server for storage....then to an offsite storage later that night.
I have a second Dell server, that hosts a virtual server running Windows 2008R2 standard.
I am thinking about installing Exchange 2010 on that virtual server as a backup in case the main one fails. This way I could mount the database, and keep us running till the other one gets repaired/replaced.
In this scenario, all databases and logs would remain on the C drive of the virtual server.
Is this a good plan, or are there better ways of doing things for exchange availability. I don't have access to enterprise editions currently so DAG is out.