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    Hi ,

    We have install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition , and exchange server Enterprise edition. Now we are having about 500 Users Mailboxes configured on this server.

    This a main Production Server, now i want to make one replica server for this exchange , so that if suppose my server crash suddenly i can make my replica as primary server and there will be less downtime .

    So how to make a replica of Exchange .

    Please Help !!

    Kathy
    Last edited by kathy; 17th February 2009, 07:20.

  • #2
    Re: Exchange Replica

    With Exchange 2000 / 2003 you need third party software like DoubleTake to make a replica.
    Your other option is restoring the database but that is standard restoration so wouldn't really fit your "less downtime" idea.

    What specifically do the business want you to achieve and we can make some recommendations
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    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: Exchange Replica

      Clustering may be of interest to you. However, that would need a quorum disk for controlling the cluster and shared storage for the Exchange database that both servers have access to.

      It could then be setup as a failover Cluster, so if the Exchange server goes down it automatically fails over to the other box.

      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...EXCHG.65).aspx

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      • #4
        Re: Exchange Replica

        Good point Virtual, I think I read replica differently to you. Depends if kathy is after DB or server redundancy.
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        • #5
          Re: Exchange Replica

          Hi ,

          I have gone through the article , but my server hardware does not match the cluster requirement. Also i want to add is 500 users will need to be added in next month .

          so can any one give me the steps to implement the front end and back end server for my exchange .

          Thanks ,

          Kathy
          Last edited by kathy; 18th February 2009, 14:40.

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          • #6
            Re: Exchange Replica

            Originally posted by AndyJG247 View Post
            Good point Virtual, I think I read replica differently to you. Depends if kathy is after DB or server redundancy.
            Well pointed out Andy. It looks now as if it is DB redundancy and not server.

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            • #7
              Re: Exchange Replica

              Originally posted by kathy View Post
              Hi ,

              I have gone through the article , but my server hardware does not match the cluster requirement. Also i want to add is 500 users will need to be added in next month .

              so can any one give me the steps to implement the front end and back end server for my exchange .

              Thanks ,

              Kathy
              Just for saying that front-end and back-end servers do nothing compared to what You said to need. A good choice has yet been given to You, another choice is using AllwaySync to reverse Your databases and transaction related files to another location. It's very similar to backups anyway.

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              • #8
                Re: Exchange Replica

                http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/e.../bb288525.aspx

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                • #9
                  Re: Exchange Replica

                  Hi ,

                  Thanks for providing all the required information , but as i am quite new to exchange can any one suggest me a good link where there is a user friendly steps to implement exchange2003 front end and back end technology implementation.

                  Please ....

                  Thanks ,

                  Kathy

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                  • #10
                    Re: Exchange Replica

                    To be fair I would suggest reading up on Exchange before deployment. There is plenty of information and a test in VMware would be a good start.

                    Good sources are:
                    http://www.petri.com/exchange.htm
                    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_t...e-server-2003/
                    http://msexchangeteam.com/
                    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...EXCHG.65).aspx
                    cheers
                    Andy

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                    • #11
                      Re: Exchange Replica

                      Hi ,

                      The links are really nice informative and i am really thankful to you . but can anyone please provide me the quick steps for implementing front end and back end scenario for my company .

                      At present I have install and configure the Exchange for my organization and its running fine .

                      Please ....

                      Kathy

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                      • #12
                        Re: Exchange Replica

                        Have you seen this one?
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                        If you already have Exchange in then just install a new server and tick the box (pretty much..)

                        Ignore the advice about putting the server in a DMZ though.
                        Last edited by AndyJG247; 24th February 2009, 17:31.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Exchange Replica

                          I would ignore my previous post, this is a better link. I have removed the previous link.
                          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822443

                          and
                          http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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                          Andy

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