i need to restore an exchange 2003 database from a previous month to a new server. the new server is completely the same as the old server. name, doamin, org, etc are all the same. we use backup exec 12 to do our nightly full backups. can i from tape copy the exchange database to another server and then reattach it?? or do i have to totally use backup exec to do the restore?? the new server does not have a backup exec agent on it so i do not think that i can restore the old database to the new server.
what i would liket o do is go into backup exec and restore the dataase to a directory i created and then manually move it to the new server, just like you can do with restoring files.
will this work?? if not how can i get this previous database restored so i can see the mailboxes??