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BES 5 and SQL Express
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:13 AM
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Hi folks

In our current environment we are using a separate SQL server with mirroring but now want to ditch that for financial reasons.

Question I have is if we install BES 5 using the install provided version of SQL, how can we manage failover. From what I understand if the Primary BES box dies we would have to do a manual DR of the BES SQL Database onto the secondary BES box.

Is our best route perhaps to use VM and VMotion on the BES Boxes? Or am I missing something with this.

Thanks in advance
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You can run a remote SQL express instance. That will still allow BES to work with HA if both servers are using the same database.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:48 PM
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ok thanks for that - will give it a go
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