I am in process of setting up a disaster recovery system for our town. We currently have our email (exchange 2010) server, domain & data server and our applications servers located at our town hall. We are in process of building a new Fire Station that will also double as our Emergency Operations Center. I would like to have "backup" / "redundant" servers located at the fire station in the event that we have have a "disaster" at the Town Hall. I am planning on setting up a couple of machines that will contain virtual representations of my existing servers. My hope is that if the Town Hall burns down for instance, I can quickly get the town's IT infrastructure up in a reasonable time.
I have data already being backed up offsite, so users and applications will be up to date, but I am unclear on how to have our Exchange server be able to be backed up and a redundant machine "ready to go". Setting up an offsite domain controller seems easy enough, but the mail side is unclear.
Any thoughts or suggestions on how to set this up??
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