Mirroring SQL Server 2008 to a disaster recovery machine twice a day

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I want to mirror my SQL Server 2008 to a disaster recovery machine two times a day. Is there any free software to do this on a running SQL Server? If not, are there any cheap alternatives? Can scripts be run to copy the files over while SQL is running? Can I use shadow copy for this?

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There are a number of ways to do this that are all available from within SQL Server 2008.
- Database Mirroring
- Replication
- Log shipping
- Backup

Mirroring can be configured to enable automatic failover. The others involve manual failover or other activity

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