Restoring data to a new server (Disaster recovery/Hives)
Posted on 2011-09-05
I'm gathering info for a scenario i'm tagging along on - If i have all back up tapes to restore a server i.e. a data server, which contained a number of drives a lots of shares.
When I restore all the data how will the data be stored - normally when we restore we do one folder and then copy it across after verifying it's correct to the right location. But when restoring the whole lot onto a new server will it put everything in one folder and cal it e.g. E:, F: G: H: ..etc
Also i've been told because the server we're restoring on is of a different spec, the restore wont work properly as the hives need to be changed. Can someone please explain what this means and what is involved?