We have hosted our website in a windows server 2008 r2 with Godaddy and as a disaster recovery plan we do have backup of all website data and database files.We also have backup server which is similar to our original server(The server has same configuration). In the backup server i do have all website files and database files as in original server so i can use it when required such as during server crash.
My plan is to use the backup server and shift my domain from one server to another server if original server goes down. But shifting the domain requires DNS change, which requires almost 4-5 hours to take effect. So in case of any disaster i may require about 5 hours to shift domain to another server due to delay in DNS changes. So i want to know how can i change the DNS and make it to effect as soon as possible without any delay or in a least time.So can anyone come up with solutions for the delay caused by DNS changes to a domain.