Originally Posted by hdawg
SQL mirroring! Don't do clustering unless you have to. Mirroring I've found to be a lot easier overall (both as a concept and implementation).
Given the number of mailbox servers you have I'm surprised you don't have any HA in place!
Believe me, we've been screaming about Exchange HA for awhile now and they are finally starting to bite. I actually was just looking at port3101.org and noticed that the Transporter utility only works for handheld versions above 4.3.0.x. Of course, that is about 90% of the handhelds in our environment.
I just find it way too risky...considering our environment...to do an in-place upgrade. Especially with so many new features to test.
Thanks for the input on mirroring. From what I read on mirroring, it seemed as though you couldnt manually point the BES to the mirror...is that accurate?