SBS 2003 Restore to new hardware
Posted on 2010-08-16
Is it possible to restore SBS 2003 from backup tape to completely new hardware? I've read quite a few posts across the internet about what can and can't be done with regards to restoring system state etc, but I've not really come across one definitive answer. I'm quite sure it's not as easy as building a new server, installing SBS and then restoring the system state..
I have inherited a 5 year old SBS (un-branded, custom build), which has no fault tolerance whatsoever and whilst I will be at some point looking at swing migration to SBS 2008, I would like to know how possible it is to restore to a different machine, should say the motherboard fail or another critical component. Obtaining an identical machine is not really an option.