Need to properly setup and verify exchange backups using NTBACKUP
Posted on 2004-08-15
I'm running a small network with two servers: one is a Win2k domain controller and the other is an exchange server. These are backed up nightly to a Dell Powervault DDS drive. In order to be fault tolerant, I'd like some real assurance that the backups taking place will in fact allow our company to recover from a serious disaster.
I have a machine that I would like to use as the test restore machine; win 2000 server is installed on it (this install is as vanilla as it gets, I've only installed win2k server on there, haven't configured it in the slightest). I assume that the first step is to have a very recent backup, which I've got. THen I assume the step after that is to install Exchange on the fresh Win2k machine. But after that, I'm kind of hazy on how to proceed. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Very urgent. Thank you.