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Windows 2000 DC and Exchange 2000

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Hi

I am planning to transform 2 Windows 2000 DC (one with Exchange 2000 on it) to virtual machine and replicate them with Veeam ?

What is the way to proceed since the VSS option is not working with Windows 2000 ?

Do i need to upgrade the servers to Windows 2003 ?

If so can i replicate the Exchange 2000 database if it's running on Windows 2003 ?

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Re: Windows 2000 DC and Exchange 2000

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Hello, I would definitely recommend upgrading all servers to 2003 before even considering hot backup and replication. DC and Exchange are not the types of applications that tolerate crash-consistent states well.

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Re: Windows 2000 DC and Exchange 2000

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In my scenario (production server ESXi) Backup server is ESX
The replication is done every 4 hours. There are 2 DC on VM (a third is a physical one)
ESXi---->ESX


If i failover one of the VM (let's say a DC). I can run on the replica for a period of time. How can i reverse the the failover and return the live DC VM on the ESXi server without comprosmising the Active Directory replication ?

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Re: Windows 2000 DC and Exchange 2000

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Alain, it is impossible to perform VM failover/failback/restore in the multi-DC environment correctly without leveraging VSS. You can review this blog post for more information: http://www.veeammeup.com/2008/08/vss-an ... mware.html.

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