Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery switch

I have an Exchange 2003 member server which is corrupted and I want to use Disaster Recovery switch to recover the Exchange Server. Just I want to know after recovery and restoring the Microsoft Information Store backup using Windows 2003 NTBackup utility, will I get the same configuration that I did in Exchange System Manager ?
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Pretty much yes,
most of the configuration information is in AD.
Yes you should be able to. I am hoping that your Exchange server is also not a DC.
Also please read these links before you go ahead:
Hope this helps. Let me know
hchabriaAuthor Commented:
Yes, the Exchange Server is not a DC. Request you to clear me the following points--

1. Will I take bacup of Microsoft Information Store only before I go for Exchange DR switch?
2. Are there any files that required to take backup before going for Disaster Recovery?
3. Will the Disaster Recovery be successful if I install the Exchange database in different partition other than the partition where it was running?
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Well you should be taking a backup as per your Backup Schedule, but one backup before DR is also recommended. No nothing special - System State/DB/Logs, if you have no other App except MSX on the server. Why do you want that.
  • hodgeyohnCommented:
    1.  yes backup the information store before installing exchange.
    2.  just the information store... the mdbdata folder
    3.  it can but is not the best decision.  if possible have everything the same, then move the information store after.

    check out this link on backup and recover.

    hchabriaAuthor Commented:
    hi hogeyohn
    Thanks for you answer. Please clarify me what will be the disadvantage if I recover it in different partition instead of moving information store after DR. Also sent the link as there is no link to check.
    Backup Information Store and Logs both ie not the MDBDATA only...!!!!!
    Also, any partition is ok it is not a concern. No different steps required. Are you going to do a system state restore? confirm that first?
    hard to say what issues you may run into.  if you keep the directories the same you should be fine.

    sorry here is the link

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    hchabriaAuthor Commented:
    Thans a lot.
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