Server Duplication & Failover - Server 2008 R2 Standard
Posted on 2011-10-05
We are looking to try and increase our redundancy with our main dataserver. This server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard x64. It is our current domain controller, as well as file server. It houses multiple Quickbooks company files, and an SQL Server 2008 R2 instance and database.
I would like to know what is the most efficient way to replicate the ENTIRE server in a real time way for failover reasons.
It is my understanding that Server 2008 Standard does not support clustering at all? Is this true? If so, would the built in replication services be able to handle what I am looking for?
Any information would be extremely valuable.