How do I restore a Backup Exec server
Posted on 2008-10-17
Bit of an awkward one for me as I'm always used to having more than 1 server in the company.
If the Backup exec server is the only server in the company
ie its a DC and Exchange (small company) and it crashes
ie new hard drives etc or a fire so you need a new server and you have perfect backups off site on tape what is the easiest way to restore that DC.
We have a lot of small companies some have SBS and some have 2003 standard all of them only have 1 server in the entire company which does everything with either the builtin NTBackup exec on them or Symantec Backup exec.
As above I need to know of the quickest method of recovering in this scenario bearing in mind they are small companies and purchasing a 2nd server to use as the backup exec server is too expensive for them so I need to look at how quickly and easy it is to get that one server, either sbs or w3k standard DC with exchange and backup exec or ntbackup running on it, backup and running as quickly as possible.