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Backup Option

By minookarthik ·
I inherited a network recently, which had exchange 2003, sbs, and 12 xp machines with a firewall...pretty std stuff. Now, I pulled their website, remote login n everything from their previous IT vendor and hosted the website with a company in Florida. Now because of Ms.WILMA, the datacenter is completely down. Even the ISP's website is not up. So we are having problems coz,, ftp...nothing works (obviously)....NOW IS THERE A WAY TO SETUP A BACKUP ISP WHERE I WILL BE ABLE TO ATLEAST RUN MAIL.COMPANYNAME.COM ACTIVE? if not all. There is also a very important DB Application running on their website (which is also down for the obvious reasons). I would greatly appreciate if somebody could come up suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Backup Option

Do you have the Whois data for If not, go to and you can find out where the name servers are and, more importantly, you can list the MX records for You may be able to alter the MX records to point to a data centre elsewhere.

If the name servers are with the ISP which is down, contact the domain registrar and they may be able to transfer the domain in an emergency like this to another ISP. Just a guess.

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by hozcanhan In reply to Backup Option

Difficult situation , because you have to change a lot of configuration parameters and then go back after Wilma . My advise to you is wait for a couple of days until Wilma is over . Then set up a "mirror" site somewhere else , a different geographical location.

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