Best Way to Test Exchange 2007 Backup
Posted on 2008-10-17
Hello all, I have a question about testing our exchange server mail recovery. We are using Backup Exec 12.5, the exchange server is a windows 2008 standard 64 bit with exchange 2007. What I would like to do is install exchange on a test machine and see if we can restore to that test machine with backups from Backup exec. Symantec is very vague about this procedure. I assume the test machine would need to be on our domain for backup exec to see it to restore to but how to go about this without having a conflict with our production server as the test machine(I believe) will need to have the same name for the clients to connect to. Symantecs solution is to have the test machine on a different subnet but this would not be a true test as (God forbid) this would ever really need to be done.
Thank you in advance for your help!