how do you backup/restore active directory
Posted on 2004-09-20
This may be a dumb question, but I looked at all the other solutions for backup/restoring AD. Unfortunately I'm a unix guy not windows.
So here's my situation. I inherited the Windows environments which consists of 1 active directory controller with exchange server 2000 on it and backed up by Backup exec. It appears that the c volume, system state along with exchange are backed up to tape.
So, whats the restore procedure if all I want to restore is the active directory domain to prove the backup does work. And of course I'm performing this on a isolated network. I do understand I should add another domain controller which I will but first proving the backup work is necessary.
Do I build a server without a domain just belonging to work group and restore system state or do I build a server, create the domain and restore system state. A step by step guide would be easier for me and references would be nice.