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Backup Server

By scottcjb ·
I look after a network with 2 servers. Both are Dell Poweredge 2850's. One is running SBS2003 (2 drives RAID 1, 73 GB) looking after mail and print sharing and the other is a DC running W2K3 (6 drives - 2 in RAID 1 34 GB, 43 in RAID 10 136 GB) handling file sharing and backup - using Arcserve v11 and an LTO 100GB tape drive. I am looking to setup a backup server, essentially a server that we can get up and running with a minimum of effort if either of the main servers fail - it may even be a server that we can pick up and take away in an environment type disaster.
I have a Dell Poweredge 700 with 240GB (RAID 0) of drive space. I am looking for suggestions on how best to set this up to be a backup server - automatic failover would be nice but not essential, data a day old would not be a problem (we do daily tape backups) either. Should I set it up as a DC and then do a daily restore of the data? Can I have a "backup" of the exchange part of SBS so I can restore the daily tapes? Should I look at Brightstor High Availability Server? Can I have 2 servers replicating to one box?

Any input would be much appreciated.

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Wrong forum

by deepsand In reply to Backup Server

This is a tech. problem, in search of a solution.

It properly belongs in "Technical Q&A," not in "Discussions."

Please re-post there.

Thank you.

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My apologies

by scottcjb In reply to Wrong forum

Please accept my apologies - I will repost it in the correct forum

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It's a common error.

by deepsand In reply to My apologies

The structure of TR, particularly that button for posting comments to articles, does nothing to guide posters to the correct forum.

This is a problem that has been addressed in several discussions, with no resolution in sight.
TR seems to be reluctant to make the site "more complex."

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