This is a follow on frmo another question really
What we have is this: a dell poweredge 2600 with three scsi 36GB configured in raid 5
We back up to DDS4 tape using backup exec 8.6; we do not have one button disaster recovery or open files option
Now if we lost the drives to this machine for some reason but the machine itself was still sound the backup would be OK i think
We would buy three more drives recongifure the RAID array, install the OS (w2k server), install drivers, install Vertias BE 8.6, and then restore both the 'system' and then the data.
(Please let me know if this is wrong)
But what if the machine is 'wasted'. We have got a Power edge 2400 which i bought for a snip from ebay. It has three scsi 8GB disks (not configures as RAID) and the correct OS.
These are my questions
a/ assuming i can but a dds 4 drive and i put in my system backup tape, what will be restored: registry, user database, services configuration (eg DNS, DHCP...)? what about drivers: will these be overwritten? Remember i am not restoring to an identical machine so this would not be wanted.
b/ the machine i bought has this
integrated Adaptec AIC-7880 Ultra/Wide SCSI host adapter supporting up to three SCSI devices in externally accessible front bays, implemented as Ultra/Narrow. (taken from http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/sigu/en/ug/techspec.htm
One of these is a SCSI CD
Of course, i cannot find a narrow scsi DDS drive. can i get wide scsi dds drive and some sort of adaptor to transfer the wide of the dds to the narrow of the machine?