I need to perform a test recovery of an exchange mailbox store.
Exchange 2003 with AD. I don't have any physical resources or test servers I can do this on. I do a full backup every night using LTO3 800GB tapes with Backup Exec 10d.
The only resources I have available is a VMware ESX 3.5 Server that I could possibly create virtual servers on.
I need to be able to document and prove the that the process was successful.
I need some assistance getting this done?
Let me know if you need any further questions.
Im thinking I may need to setup some test environment and then create a DC first and then bring up an exchange server with the disaster recovery switch. Can I do that in a test environment with a different domain name or does it need to be exactly the the same. Also how do I isolate this test environment from my production environment perhaps using this vmware esx server.
Thanks for all your help experts.