How do I recover Active Directory to a different hard drive?
Posted on 2011-02-11
Our server running Windows 2003 server with Raid (3 drives) crashed yesterday. The first drive started with a degraded status and windows server refused to boot up. Soon thereafter, all three drives failed. We used Raid reconstuctor to analyze and save a virtual image of the array. We are now using Getdataback to recover the data from the virtual image. Process is ongoing and we hope for positive recovery. Now, if we can recover the data. What are our next steps? We are planning to use same hardware and just replace all three drives. Do we just reinstall windows server 2003 onto the new drive, create raid 5, recover the system state backup and use it to restore Active Directory? Is there a step by step process for this? Would really appreciate the procedures for this.