Hi I had an IBM server which was running Win2k3 and Exchange 2003 sp2
this server has crashed the motherboard is toast, I have full backups from last night
I have a server dedicated for daily/nightly backup using Symantec Backup Exec 2010 r2, which backed up the Exchange/info store /mailboxes last night
Since I have a Vmware environment newly deployed, Im thinking of creating a new VM with Windows 2003 sp2, and make this the Exchange Server
question is what steps are required to restore the Exchange back to functioning state?
-install Windows 2003 on the new VM
-on the backup server, do remote agent push install to this new VM, so the backup exec remote agent gets installed
-do I need to install MS Exchange 2003 on the VM?? silly question but I just want step by step instructions
-restore the backups to this new VM
anything else I need to do?
would I give the same server name and IP Address to the new vm?