With Standby Server being removed in 17 (for on premise installations), what are your plans to maintain a backup server for redundancy and availability reasons?
The feature wasn't perfect (in 16 at least) but did simplify configuring failover when needed. I suppose re-creating standby server functionality is possible by some combination of syncing progressive backups to another server, but that would require another, separate server license, I would think?
We don't plan to move to 17 until we have a replacement for the standby server feature...
Appreciate any insight.