Removable Storage Security Info (ntbackup)
Posted on 2002-06-18
I use W2K Removable Storage System and ntbackup to perform weekly full backups (unmanaged) and daily differential backups (managed) on 2 separate tapes (per week).
I create full backups using the unmanaged method with ntbackup. If my W2K server died, am I able to restore from these tapes to a completely new box. I have always imagined I would be able to do so, but if I can, then this also poses a security risk, and, therefore anyone who got hold of one of our backup tapes could theoretically restore all our data to their own system? I have a feeling that the tapes may not be recognized on a new system (without restoring the remote storage database from the old system).
What is the best way to ensure I can restore our full system to new hardware?