RE: NT Server Mirroring

Penelope Baker ( )
Wed, 8 Apr 1998 11:18:48 -0400

However, the original question did indeed indicate that the user wanted
complete replication if memory serves. I think maybe you need a beer
and a day off Jeff.... Where ya at? I'll call your local bar and
arrange for a free drink to be awaiting you.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Woods []
> Sent: Wednesday, 08 April, 1998 11:10 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: NT Server Mirroring
> At 10:54 AM 4/8/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >You are making some erroneous assumptions. RAID in any form does not
> >replicate the server hardware and octopus is capable of such
> things as
> >complete replication of an exchange server etc...
> I know full well what RAID does, and I never implied that it
> replicated the
> server hardware. It isn't the solution for everyone, but in
> the face of
> several thousand dollars and a tight budget, many companies
> cannot afford
> such lofty redundancy as COMPLETE REPLICATION. In that instance, a
> standy-by server in round-robin DNS can provide adequate,
> though lesser,
> protection than replication, but at a higher level of comfort
> than mere
> tape backup.
> >The VINCA solution is also excellent, and has it's place.
> You are missing
> >the value these type of products offer over simply providing RAID.
> I'm not missing it at all -- I'm just saying that *IN MY
> OPINION* they have
> little price to usefulness value -- IOW, they are NOT cost effective
> relative to the average number of times they will *save* you that much
> revenue over the life of the product.
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