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Remote failover setup

By larrys ·
I am looking in to setting up a server in Denver, and a server in Kansas City. They will be identical with SBS 2003 standard, and SQL 2000.
Is there an inexpensive software package out there that will allow me to set one as the master and one as the slave. Replicate the data between the two and if the master crashes bring the slave up?

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by CG IT In reply to Remote failover setup

not if both places have SBS server running.SBS does not establish trusts between domains and when you install SBS on a box, it becomes the root DC for the AD domain. Even if you create the same domain on each box each box is a root DC and SBS will not establish a trust with it.

Best bet is to make one location the SBS box and an other location vanilla Windows server 2003 that is a member server and promote it to DC with Global Catalog . That was the remote office can be the fail over should the SBS box take a header off the network. Just add the vanilla DC box in the list of DNS server for users.

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by larrys In reply to Remote failover setup

Not running 2 SBS makes sense. I will have some remote users, and websites on the server. Can you give me any idea on the best way to insure the data is available on both servers incase one fails?

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