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Small Business Server

Long Islands most experienced networking firm

 

   We setup and tune SBS and  can assist in management, backup, and disaster recovery (DR) planning.

   When fully used this is a sophisticated and complex product, with its own Email server ( MS Exchange), its own DNS server, its own DHCP server and of course its own active directory domain controller. On the hardware side most computers running SBS will have two network cards, one accepting data from the local network (your worker's computers) and one sending data "upstream" to a router or, better, a firewall. For all these reasons you should find someone (us, of course) well familiar with the product

   If you are considering moving to SBS let us perhaps advise you NOT to. But if you have, or are intent upon doing so and are based anywhere on Long Island in Nassau or Suffolk we are very well versed in this product.

   As SBS servers are the only domain controllers on your  network,  backups are extremely important. Backup systems needed for SBS depend solely upon how much downtime you can tolerate. Be certain to have backup software designed for your new mail system, MS Exchange.

   At a minimum you need a standard backup system, ideally with media for Monday to Friday, rotating of course. You should have copies out of the building as well perhaps rotating two Friday copies for this reason.

  What if the hard drive fails ? Or the motherboard ? In this case the server needs rebuilding; SBS needs reinstallation and then a restore of the backed up data. As this is a new install we may need to re-create all users this depends on the nature of the backups. Call us for more details.

  This can take some time, of course. If you cant afford to be down a day or two, call us. There are a variety of methods for creating systems that can either be quickly re-built or even building in failover. Failover allows for unattended replacement on the network of a failed server with a standby computer that has been constantly updated from the sever - you will be down for only minutes.

 

 

 
 

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