Restoring a Windows 2003 Server from backup
Posted on 2004-04-29
I have had a hard disk fail in a Windows 2003 server that is also an AD controller.
I need to do a restore from a backup done with Windows Server 2003 backup.
I have a current backup of all the work data (documents etc) but haven't done a system state backup for over a month.
Can some one please explain (or point me to a document) the procedures for doing a full restore from a backup to an new empty disk?
I will do a full restore of the older backup first with the system state etc and then restore the documents over the top of that. However, I am not familiar with how I should start the process.
Also, the server is in a domain with multiple servers (inc multiple ad controllers), so am I correct that if I restore with the old data, the active directory will automatically update off one of the other AD servers, or will this machine having an older version screw things up?
Thanks for your assistance.