SBS 2008 to new hardware for backup purposes

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  • Jud Aster

    Hello and thanks for reading,

    We use SBS2008 at the office (no Exchange) and I’d like to move it to a different and more powerful hardware. I’ve just received a second hand HP Proliant DL380 G5 with better processors, more RAM, etc. This is the unique server at the office and I’d like to have a spare on for backup just in case of a disaster.

    My idea is to backup the present server to the new hardware, and use it as our main server, but keep the present one to have the minimum downtime in the case of failure.

    I plan to restore the present server (HP DL160 G5) to the new hardware and replace it. Then I’ll keep the present one as the backup server in the case of failure.

    Do you believe this is a good idea?, or can you advise me with a better approach?.

    Thanks a lot,


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