Best method for Backup & Restore of SBS 2003 w/ Exchange
Posted on 2011-02-28
I have a running SBS 2003 server which I need to backup and restore off site. The server is in an inaccessible building due to earthquake (but the internet and power are still on). I've taken individual NTBackup's of System State and Exchange Backup.
The server I'm restoring to is in another location I can't get to. Therefore i'll have to provide instructions to the engineers regarding making changes obviously the restore requires work during boot time.
Is it best for me to bundle both the system state and the exchange backup into one file or should I keep them separate. Is it best to setup SBS2003 at all before the restore. Currently its quite Vanilla.
Also, does anyone have some information on this because I've never done this restore before and would like to give some good instruction to the guys in the datacentre.