Microsoft Exchange 2010 DAG and Disaster recovery-does it work?
September 21, 2010 10:38 AM Subscribe
Does Microsoft's Exchange 2010 streched DAG work as advertised for fail over in a disaster to a colo? How hard is it to fail over? Is it difficult to configure?
posted by aacheson to Technology (2 answers total)
So I have a client with a virtual Exchange 2010 server, all services on one box (CAS, MB, hub transport-no edge server) I want to set up a streched DAG to a colo for disaster recovery. However, how good is this technology? Is the failover process difficult? (It sounds like you just change the DNS record for the exchange server.) What is required for the clients? Do they just fail over? Do they need office 2010 for this to work (most have office 2010, some have 2003 still.)
Most of my other clients use an application like Doubletake that requires 15 minutes to fail over exchange, but its $6000 to buy the software and support. So if this technology works, i'd rather use it.
I will test it first, of course. But should i even go down that road?