I'm looking to verify an approach with the community on a SBS rebuild process. The box is an IBM eServer and failed due to a RAID logical error, per IBM. We did have a drive fail in the RAID 5 array, which according to IBM cause the logical array to fail. We do have a system image, but it fails to install due to sector errors
The approach I'm taking to restore is the following:
1. replace the drives and rebuild the logical array
2. Load SBS enough to get a working OS
3. Reload Backup Exec 11d
4. Catalog last tape and restore system and data volumes
My expectation with this process is the server will come back to the state it was in as of the last backup with all domain users and exchange store intact.
I'd appreciate any comments/adjustments to this approach