Exchange 2010 Hosted Redundancy or Failover? Need to keep those emails a'rollin'!

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have an Exchange 2010 SP1 Stand-Alone in our data center....
I want off-site redundancy (ability to get to the Information Store DB) offsite in the event we go down...
What is a good service for "backup" email systems at a hosted center or in the cloud?

I don't necessarily have to have complete replication as we have disaster recovery / backups  in place... ... Primarily what I want is if our Exchange server goes down, for maintenance or unplanned/outages... Is for the email to keep comin' and goin'... Without having to purchase a second server or lease a dedicated server/virtual server and cluster/replicate...
What are my options..??
Question by:WRAR-Admin
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    by:Aaron Tomosky
    For email keeps coming you can use backup mx ( has a great one for $20/yr).

    Yo keep em  and mailboxes viewable you need a full blown  cluster/replication
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    You can't have only one server and then want to have email up if that server si going down. You need at leat one more server to be configured as Standby continuous replication (SCR) for your first server (
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    LEt me rephrase....
    I need a Hosted Microsoft Exchange Continuity provider, who specifically will take the Store and AD, sync and replicate then make available in the event of an outage at the business location...
    Sorry.. Was not talking about offsite mirror.. I should have beenmore specific...
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    That makes more sense. I know of many places you can rent rackspace or have your own dedicated/cloud/virtual server, or that offer hosted exchange, but Ive never looked into just exchange scr hosted. So I'll leave that to those experienced in that area.
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    Exchange 2010 SP2 Hybrid COnnector to Exchange online answered my prayers

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