Backing Up & Restoring Active Directory
Posted on 2006-04-07
I want to run a test DR situation.
I want to simulate like the office went down and we are building a new domain controller.
But I want to have a backup of the old DC[active directory] and restore to the new DC, active directory.
Now I backed up AD through NT's backup while DC is online. Saved to a .bak file.
Can this be restored to the new DC? Does this have to be in F8 mode, to do this.
Does anyone know how to do this.
Basically restoring to a totally different machine.
I'm reading MS's KB 263532 article about backup /restoring, but is just mentions a server in a workgroup.
How can you do this if the machine isn't a domain controller.