Backup Exec 9.1 Redirect System and Service State Restore To A Different Server

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
System Setup:
Backup Server: W2K3 Std SP2; Backup Exec 9.1
Restore Server: W2K3 Std SP2; Backup Exec Agent installed.

I am rehearsing a full DC restore incase of a complete disaster that takes out both our Data Center and Disaster Recovery Site. I am attempting to do a full restore on one of our domain controllers to a test server box I have setup. The one problem I am running into is the System State and Service State restore. Since I have to redirect the restore to a different server than what it was backed up from (different name due to needing to keep the production server online and not touched) the files are not going to the correct locations on the disks. To redirect the restore I have to pick the server and a drive. However, my Active Directory state should actually reside on the E:\ drive and not the C:\ drive like most other files. It even shows "E:_Windows_NTDS" when you drill down on it in the Restore Selection listings. Yet when I restore it places it in a folder on C:\.

The Question: How can I execute a System and Service State restore and have the files placed in the correct locations?
Question by:lffit
    LVL 23

    Accepted Solution

    you cannot perform a redirected restore of the system state

    Author Comment

    Not what I was hoping for.
    LVL 13

    Assisted Solution

    iamthecreator is right.  You need to rehearse your DC restore on a physically seperate domain.

    I usually build two servers on a sompletely seperate network

    1) DC restore target
    2) temp back server

    Make sure DC restore server has same name as original DC.  I then catalog media containing full backup of DC and restore to the new box.  Reboot and then begin the steps of bringing DC back online


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