i ned to built a solution for a customer with the follwoing requirements and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction...
it is a 30 user site.
their main application (whxcih will be on a dedicated server is a SQL 2008 based application
i need to a have full hardware failover (manual is fine...it does not need to be automatic...but i would need the other "redundant" server up inside an hour.
i will also need to be take 15 minutes backups of the SQL database to protect against any potential corruption...
the only server running on the site will be a windows 2008 DC with file and print....
i am thinking of using 2 physical servers with hyper v / vmware and using having 2 VM's on one and using something like doubletake to replicate these "live" to the second server.
i do not have a budget for a SAN so i will using storage in the servers ( i only need about 300 GB)
i would then need some thing to take 15 minute backups of the sql database to protect againts corruption..the backup and recovery procedure needs to be SIMPLE!
is there a better way?