Preforming test restores and backing up to tape questions
Posted on 2004-08-05
We just purchased Veritas Backup exec 9.1. I have installed it on our nas device and I have a few questions.
1. I have installed the remote agent on one DC which is my GC and holds my FSMO roles. I have backed it up completly using 9.1. I also have another server exact same hardware which I would like to use for test restores before I put it into production. But do I need to reinstall windows server 2003 on it first then install the remote agent then restore the systen state and all other information? Also what exactly does the system State backup? My AD structure? And if it doesn't how do I ensure that I can back my AD enviroment up?
2. I have my nas which is my primary backup server. It has 2 tape devices attached to it. I need to back up my exchange 2003 box, my sql server box, and a couple webservers using the remote agent. So i configure it to back it up to the nas hdd and it worked np, but how do I get it to tape at that point?
3. When I backup the system state is that backing up all my IIS settings? And when i restore will I need to install IIS before running the restore.
Thanks a ton.