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By CfK ·
I work in an organization committed to ensuring DR for all systems. This has been accomplished very professionally for every other platform, ensuring mirrored copies of data across a Frame Relay network to remote sites both within New Zealand and, for one application, to Australia as well.
Except for Exchange. This is not mirrored as it does not allow itself to be. Instead there are backup tapes sent each day to the distant office, incurring inevitable risk for accidental erasure or damage to the tape, and consequent loss of data.
What tools and techniques are available to ensure the remote Exchange Server is able to maintain an up-to-date database and also to eb dynamically available if the local serve should fail?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Mirror for Exchange DR

Legato Automated Availability Manager to the rescue!

http://www.legato.com/products/manager/

You didn't mention what version of Exchange you were using in your message. You will need clusters, business continuance volume (some sort of SAN mirroring) and Legato AAM to accomplish this seemless downtime.

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by CfK In reply to Mirror for Exchange DR

Note this is an organisation of less than 20 people normally, a small server environment, and limited resources.
Exchange 2003 is used.

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by rindi1 In reply to Mirror for Exchange DR

Turn on transactional logging on your exchange box. It is best to make sure these logs get saved to a different drive than the one your exchange data is on. The resulting log files contain all data gone through exchange and these files can be easily copied across networks, etc. They can be used to rebuild the exchange Database or to restore things inside mailboxes etc.

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