OK so we are running Exchange 2007 on a Server 2003 VM.
We are going to clone this VM onto another virtual host for fail over purposes.
My thinking was that I can:
- create the clone
- give the clone a different name
- give the clone a different IP
- copy database changes, etc to the cloned VM
- in the event the active VM fails, remove the Exchange Server VM from AD, change the name and IP of the cloned VM to that of the failed VM and that would be that
I've verified that this works no problem for VMs that contain file shares, etc.
VMs that contain databases like this Exchange Server, I'm not sure how to keep the database synced.
I see that Exchange 2007 SP1 introduced something called standby continuous replication (SCR).
Does anyone have any experience with this?
It sounds like you simply need to have the same folder paths setup on the 2nd server, which we would seeing as it would be a clone.
Other than that it sounds like you need to enable it through EMS. This I'm not 100% sure how to do.
It looks like there are some parameters that tell the VM how often to replicate.
Can anyone give me a hand with setting this up?