My firm will be switching over from Transactional Replication to Merge Replication within the next quarter and we are trying to figure out how our Disaster Recovery plan will look.

We can perform SAN replication of the drives from one location to another, when we bring up the remote DR server (which will have the same computer names as our production boxes) will a snapshot be required or if we also SAN replicate our distributor would it just work without requiring a new snapshot?

I am not a production DBA, I am more of a Development DB Engineer but I am trying to help out our production DBA's come up with their plan.