Written by: Murray White - Solution Architect at Vision Solutions

The following video demonstrates how to protect a Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core) to a standby Server, using the “Full Server Failover” protection option of Double-Take Availability 6.0.

Though this demo is conducted on a Server Core OS, the same Double-Take workflow applies for protecting servers running non-core versions of Windows Server (2008, 2008-R2 or 2003, 2003-R2).  Applications running on protected servers (such as SQL Server, MS-Exchange, Oracle) are replicated and protected as part of the full server protection job and are fully available for use on the target server following fail-over... just as they were on the source server prior to fail-over.

The demonstration specifically details:

1) Configuring Double-Take Availability with a Full Server Protection job
2) Synchronize data from source server to target server
3) Monitor the Double-Take job
4) Fail-over from source server to target server
5) Invoke Reverse Protection while failed over
6) Fail-over to original source server