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Backup for our SQL windows 2003 server in case of failure

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We have a SQL 2008 running on our 2003 Windows Server.  Is it possible to have a second server running, backing up this server.

Also, if the first server fails, the second would be ready to replace the second?
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Hi,

There are several strategies, depending on distance, time-lag for failover, whether that is automatic or manual.

Mirroring is possibly the easiest to get up and running.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189852.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc917681.aspx

HTH
  David
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It would be at the same location.  How would I begin to see how to set that up?
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Hi,

You'll need to look up mirroring in those links.

Basically there is a principal, a mirror, and optionally a witness server.

Seems ideal where there is good response and throughput between the two severs.

SQL 2012 has availability groups, where there can be multiple mirrors ...

HTH
  David

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