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which services is out there that will forward my dns, mx, and a records to my dr site incase of failover from my main site

main site has external ip addresses 65.29.x.x
dr su=ite has external addresses 135.57.x.x

looking for a DNs redirector of some kind for failover
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
You can just edit the mx at your registrar to put the alternate mx record in. Main dns I only know how to change manually. Just make sure it's it a low ttl like 30 min.
dano992Author Commented:
how do big companys handle this with live site failovers
Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
The ones I know use rackspace or someone that has a high uptime.
The really big ones use bgp routers to have multiple routes. That stuff is over my head.
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Matt VCommented:
We use fusepoint for our DNS.  They offer the services you are looking for.  They are now part of Savvis.

Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Oh I misunderstood, I thought you wanted to do this inhouse. I use http://www.dyndns.com/ for this stuff. Not as many options as savvis but the price is right if they do what you need. I use them for backup mx for anyone that hosts their own mail server. $20/yr

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