Exchange 2000 & Active Directory Restore
Posted on 2002-06-25
I am running Small Business Server 2000 (Windows 2000, Exchange) and am implementing a new disaster recovery plan. We have a test server ready so we can test the disaster plan (different hardware).
The test server has Win2K, Active Directory and Exchange installed but now I want to restore the data from the existing server.
The problem is with Exchange 2000 and Active Directory as they rely on each other.
Using Windows 2000 Backup I have restored the System State Data but this messes up the new server - generates all sorts of error messages and introduces a range of new problems. Not good!
There are only around 12-15 users. How can I restore Active Directory and Exchange 2000 (mailboxes and public folders) without messing up the new server.
Also, what data do I need to back up in case of a disaster? Can Exchange 2000 be restored without the System State Data? All I want is to automatically backup around 12-15 mailboxes and public folders and restore them to a fresh server (with different hardware) if something goes wrong.
There are a couple of questions rolled into one - so I've allocated 200 points.