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Receovering a Small Business Server 2003

Hi

We have a Windows 2003 small business server running on a Dell Poweredge.  For various reasons the raid system in the server failed and the whole operating system and data have gone.  We have a full system backup with Veritas Backup Exec 10.

Having not experienced this in the past I have a couple of questions.

1.  what files need to be restored from the backup to recreate the domain/active directory?
2. If we have a full backup should we just create a simple Windows 2003 system and then restore everything back over the top of it?
3. Is our only option to start again afresh, create a new domain and just restore the data?

I really really really really would like to recover the domain/AD so that I do not have to recreate.

HELLLLPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Potts2002
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
1.  The System State
2.  No, a simple Windows 2003 system will not work... you need to install SBS completely including all Service Packs that were there prior to the crash.
3.  Not if you have a good System State Backup.

The restore steps for the Built-in SBS Backup are found here:  http://sbsurl.com/backup

I wouldn't think that they are much different with Backup Exec... but I don't use that product so I can't tell you for sure.  However, I'm sure that Symantec has plenty of documentation for step-by-step procedures.

Jeff
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