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  Asked By: Jill    Date: Jan 09    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 839

Are there any good articles out there covering an external SPS/WSS
deployment in a DMZ? Specifically, I am looking for information on how
to add redundancy and a backup/recovery plan if a connection should
fail. I feel like we're heading into the wild west with this one.



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tejaswani Barve     Answered On: Jan 09
Answer #2    Answered By: Harshita Padwal     Answered On: Jan 09

Yeah, I'm using this to configure each DMZ, but it doesn't say much
about how to failover to a backup SharePoint environment. I've read
a few places that it isn't very friendly, and that I might have to
create a copy of the db, drive to the other DMZ location, and
restore the db on the backup SharePoint installation. I certainly
hope this isn't the case.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jennifer Jones     Answered On: Jan 09

i have a design on my other laptop that worked. i will dig it up and send it to you.

Answer #4    Answered By: Annie Norris     Answered On: Jan 09

The document you emailed looks like it's going to be a big help.

Answer #5    Answered By: Chadd Hahn     Answered On: Jan 09

I wouldnt mind taking a look at that document myself. Would you
mind shooting that over to me also?

Answer #6    Answered By: Alyssa Butler     Answered On: Jan 09

Redundancy is pretty easy. More servers!!! Smallest optimal configuration is 2 load balanced front-end web servers…2 index servers (one of which is the job server)…2 search servers…and last, but not least, 2 MSSQL servers (one active, one passive) ours share a disk array to maximize storage. You can even go for the gusto and have both SQL servers in active mode if you want. There are that many in case one server goes down, there is still one running to keep up with traffic. All of my servers (except the SQL boxes) are set up with 6 hard disks (2 for the NOS (RAID 1) and 4 for the application (RAID 5 with a hot-swap). Backup/recovery is another matter altogether. I’m sure someone else has a good  one to cover that.

Answer #7    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Jan 09

I'm not sure if I'm duplicate posting this (yahoo groups is giving
me some errors).

Thank you for the quick response. I think I needed to be a little
more clear in my previous post. We have a DMZ in city A, and another
DMZ in city B that we failover to in case of a cut cable somewhere
outside. (you'd be suprised the damage a backhoe can do). These hold
all of our external  web stuff, and soon SharePoint. How do we create
a backup of SharePoint in city B's DMZ so that we can be up and
running quickly when city A is offline, so we have minimal downtime?
Is this possible?

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