is it possible to perform a full DR with VSS

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I am trying to implement a system with a full DR for AD and Exchange and couple of SQL
using networker. since EMC's module for MS ...lets just say "not very smart" so I decided to use MS VSS and just backup the VSS using networker client. Is it even possible to DR AD and exchange with MS VSS alone ?

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Top Expert 2015

Commented:
MS VSS is a snapshot API.
What client you will use to save data outside the system?
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ALso - Vss can not be used for a bare metal restore since it requires a working OS.

System state backup contains all AD information.

SO theorteically, you can rebuild a minimal server, restore AD, and then do a VSS restore. There a a few catches, and i would check the MS best practices for backup / restore of exchange servers.

I hope this helps !

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EMC networker 7.6.1
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You need to test restore in either way.

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