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Server 08 R2 remote clone?

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#1 mysticduck


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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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#2 The_Outkast


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

A solution that we have used before is called Double Take Availability. I believe it may be somewhat expensive (I wasn't the one to purchase it, so I'm not sure the exact cost) but it may be within an acceptable range for your company.

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