Had a failure last night on a Proliant ML115, lost two of three drives in a raid 5 array,
Doing the rebuild now, We have a good backup so restoring the data will be no problem, however wondering if I can restore the AD and overall system state from backup easily on a rebuilt server. This is the only server, and consequently the only domain controller in the environment.
Advice to speed up the recovery of AD from sys state backup would be greatly appreciated. Do I need to do a DC Promo first? Will the system state also restore network shares and permissions? Not sure exactly what hte system state does contain or will do for me in a restore.
OS is Server 2008 SBS 64Bit.