Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:11 PM
So I manage an 08 R2 server for a small insurance company. They have a few different offices around the state, and they all RDP into the server to acesss email and their insurance programs. They aren't on a domain or anything else fancy. What I would like to do is have another server located somewhere other than the main office that would be a direct backup of the main server: user profiles, programs, everything. I've looked at replication, which seems to only handle SQL stuff; and I've looked at failover clusters, which seems to only be for Hyper-V. I don't think DFSR will work either from what I have seen. I can't just have a bare metal backup uploaded somewhere to restore to the second server as the servers have different hardware. I'm open to non-microsoft options at this point, just want to be able to have a good backup so they don't ever see an extended period of downtime. I am hoping for an incremental backup solution as we are talking about ~300GB here.
Any and all input is greatly appreciated.
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