Restoring Server 2003 onto new hardware.
Posted on 2006-07-24
Can I ask some advice,
We have six servers running 2003, Data , Exchange, SQL, Blackberry and Web aplications, and tape Server.
Currently all perform a full nightly backup to NAS using NTbackup. This is then put to tape.
I would like to have a spare server to restore services. Can you advise how to restore any of the backups to different hardware?
Essentially, I would like to be in the position to, on a Server down, replace with a full restore from the night before on the hot box.
Is this approach sensible and if so what do I need tro do to prepare the box.
Thanks for your assistance.