Mon, Jun 26 2006 12:34
Invariably in newsgroups and listserves the question comes up "Can I cluster SBS?" and even more so now with Virtual Server and Virtualization the question comes up again...but it seems to me that everyone is looking for a technology issue to what I see is a people issue.
I don't think people are comfortable with the Disaster Recovery story of SBS because they haven't even tested out the recovery process of their own SBS box.
I'll bet you that most of you reading this blog haven't even tested out the process documented here in this SBS whitepaper on backing up and restoring.
But here's the thing that came out of Jeff Middleton's talk on disaster recovery of a small business at TechEd... sometimes a bit of understanding and placing in standardized spare RAID cards to ensure that you can slide from one piece of hardware to another is wise... sometimes understanding that the small business firm typically can handle some amount of downtime and as long as your DR strategy includes backdoors to the Internet and what not... it's about understanding that you have options and are not limited.
Want more options? Then look into Acronis for imaging just the single domain controller (and don't add a secondary DC) ...or add a secondary DC .. or script system state backups and park them offsite... or look into Symantec Live State...
..but get comfortable with the basic backup and restore solution for SBS...because right now I get the feeling that too many folks aren't comfortable at all with their DR story that they are 'selling' to their clients.
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