2010 Backup Exec Bare Metal Restore Question
Posted on 2011-09-27
I have a server in need of some major updates. Before this update takes place, I wanted to test some things. I was planning on backing up the entire server, and then restoring the image to an different system with identical hardware on same network. I am doing this so if the upgrade goes bad I can have the temp machine online in a second.
My question is this: When Backup Exec begins to restore the image to the temp machine - it will eventually be a duplicate, with identical IP address and DNS info as the real server. What is a good way to avoid any issues or is Backup Exec smart enough to "handle" this potential problem.
Or does anyone know of a smarter way to do this -
Not that it matters but they are all Win OS, no VM, and all have remote agents.