I have Exchange 2000 on a windows 2000 server. I had some problems mounting my IS (it is exceeding 16 GB) last week but all worked out fine after a 6 hour troubleshooting which made me start working on formulating and testing a disaster recovery that i have been postponing forever. The problem is that i do not have a clue on how to start about it, i have read some microsoft articles but i am a little confused. I have my DC, DNS and Exchange on one machine. I use NTbackup to back up the information store only. Now i want to prepare a standby server to test recovery, how should i go about that? do i need to follow the same naming standards? do i just start installing windows 2000 server on the standby machine and then install exchange, how can i configure the DC?
help is highly appreciated