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    Question regarding migrating from SBS2003 to SBS2011

    I have a question about migrating from SBS2003 to SBS2011.

    I currently run SBS2003 and I have purchased a new server with SBS2011. I want to migrate everything from SBS2003 to SBS2011, but I do not want to demote the SBS2003. It will be taken out of service, but used as a spare. I would like the redundancy of having a hot-swappable server in case of failure. I would like both servers to have the same name and everything so that if there is a problem with the SBS2011 server, I can simply power it down, and power up the SBS2003 server and everyone keeps working. Is there any way to accomplish this?

    Thanks in advance!

    Shane Stevens

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    Run VMware or other VM software on the server and load SBS as a VM.
    VMware will take care of the hardware and the SBS server will run happily on virtual hardware that never changes.

    Load VMware on a single disk / USB and use a RAID array for the virtual machine datastore.
    The disks holding the VM datastore must be able to be moved from one machine to the other without changing config - could be tricky.

    cheers, Paul

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