Best way to achieve email redundancy with SBS 2011

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Hi all,

I have a 25-30 user client that is in need of a new server (currently on a 5+ year old sbs 2003) and I'm looking for a little guidance.

They want to have an in house exchange server as their primary email server however they also want to have an additional exchange server offsite that is replicating their mailstore in realtime and will take over as their primary email server in case of emergency (power outage, disaster, etc).

From what I've found it looks like Exchange 2010 uses DAG for replication however DAG is on Windows server enterprise and no other editions.  I was hoping to Use sbs 2011 for their in house server.

Does anyone know how I could accomplish mailstore replication and rollover using sbs 2011 as described above?

thanks in advance
Question by:nyctechguy
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    In simple terms, using SBS 2011, you can not.

    Author Comment

    Ok, that's the basic conclusion I came up with.

    So two servers each with Server 2008 Enterprise with Exchange 2010 is the only way to achieve this?  Unfortunately that might be out of their budget.
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    Yes it is a common complaint but thats the way Microsoft have taken the licensing model :(

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    you cold try to use Office 365 Hybride solution

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