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We are running a small business server which is connected to 2 2008 STD servers. 1 file server 2 EDP server. The owner of the company has created a site offsite and wants a mirror of what he has here in the office.

EDP and file server piece of pie to replicate but what do i do about exchange? If something goes wrong on the site and we move to the remote site - how do I restore the edb database to be up-to-date?  I have thought maybe virtual server on the remote site using VME and Shadow protect. This is tricky and needs lots of Server resources. 2. Maybe setup the other site with a new database and exchange server and use ontrack power tools  to extract emails if needed. 3. Move both sites to Server std and put them in the forest /farm. Is there a quick way to transfer the edb database to the new server? Any other ideas?
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In this setup, an SBS is no longer a viable

you would need to have an exchange server on the other side with another server that will server as a DC and there are replication methods to make two exchanges synchronize their mailbox data.
In this setup, you could then manage the domain registration pointing the MX record for the domain to the location that is still up. or configure it from the begining by having two MX records higher preference (lower number mx 0) sends all email to the primary exchange server, with the second record of lower preference (higher number mx 40) to the DR server.
 



You of course could use backup/restore, but the question is how long can your system be down for the restore part.
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It really depends on what you want to achieve.

the question is your RTO and RPO.  (see http://www.opscentre.com.au/blog/business-continuity-terminology-whats-the-difference-between-mto-rto-and-rpo/)

to achieve RTO near 30 minutes and RPO near 30 minutes, Shadow protect works perfectly. you don't need to match specs (for performance) like to like, they can run at reduce performance..

and virtualization is the perfect choice. You can even test it at offsite to see whether it boot up for your fail over plan.

Anyway, If you worry about email side, you might want to put down a service like mailguard or Mimecast
(http://www.mailguard.com.au/services/mailguard-live)  (https://www.mimecast.com/products/email-security/email-continuity/)

then save you another hassle. (MX record not even a problem)
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Thanks - that does answer my question. The owner whats seemless mail so Backup restore option not a good option.
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Did i accept both those answers? If so many thanks.
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