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  • Hi All

    New to CRM systems, so struggling a bit here with the deployment of a DR Server for our CRM 2013 environment. I've got the live server up and running and its all good, but now I need to try and build a server which can be used for DR purposes. To keep costs down, we have got the SQL and CRM server apps installed on the same box, so I need to build a similar system for DR.We've only got Server 2008 R2 Standard OS on the live and DR server, so SQL replication is not an option, and our inter-site link isn't fat enough anyway.

    Are there any documents etc which give good clear instructions on setting up a DR server for a Dynamics CRM 2013 environment? I have read elsewhere that one option is to install CRM 2013 on the DR server and just use empty SQL DB's, and then in a DR event, just restore the backed up DB's from the live server to the DR server. This is fine, but how would this work if the OS servername and therefore the SQL server name are different, and how would this affect the clients as we use the Outlook CRM add-in ?

    Cheers

    Jason

    Monday, April 7, 2014 4:04 PM

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  • There are many DR options, from clustering and load balancing, through to manual restores, and I've not seen a document that covers all options in suitable detail.

    If you want to go for a manual restore, you best option is to create a DNS name that resolves to the CRM server that is separate from the CRM server name, and have all clients configured to use this DNS name. In the DR recovery, you can then just point the DNS name at the recovery server


    Microsoft CRM MVP - http://mscrmuk.blogspot.com/ http://www.excitation.co.uk

    Monday, April 7, 2014 10:14 PM
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