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How to architect a redundant site high-availability SPS 2003

  Asked By: Vernon    Date: Aug 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1015

I have a request to design a redundant-site high availability SPS 2003 solution?

Has any one done this before?

e.g. where you have a passive SPS 2003 small farm in a geographically separate data center? ...or possibly using a configuration called a "geo-cluster".

Thanks in advance



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Answer #1    Answered By: Jesus Foster     Answered On: Aug 04

With SPS 2003, you can build a highly available shared services deployment within a single data center. You can also perform log shipping (whitepaper www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx) to create a (passive) hot backup site  hosted in a separate data center. That sounds like it’s what the customer is after.

The one thing that is not supported (and thus no one has built it) is geo replication of data across disparate data centers. You can’t have two active farms pushing data between each other.