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I was given the task of replacing two servers not just RAID but everything. Also in the event of a failure of one the ip address would automatically handle request for the active one. Can someone please tell me the hardware i would need to achieve this?

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I dont know if such a venture is possible. I have not seen such a system. –  Amarnauth Persaud Jun 21 '11 at 12:49
    
This seems vague -- there are many load requirements that should be considered, including your interest in budget (e.g., cheap white-box, or commercial supported hardware)... –  charley Jun 27 '11 at 19:55
    
Sorry for being too vague. The server runs IIS, MYSQL Server, Business apps, Apache, MYSQL Server, File sharing etc. I want to be able to replicate the server basically on another and allow automatic fail over in the event of a failure. –  Amarnauth Persaud Jun 27 '11 at 20:21
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An identical server to be mirrored and software like Doubletake should be able to meet your needs. http://www.doubletake.com/

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Ok will check it out. –  Amarnauth Persaud Jun 27 '11 at 20:30
    
This would work. –  Amarnauth Persaud Jul 5 '11 at 20:53
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