I have Admin access to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server that is currently in production use. Unfortunately, there has not been a backup/recovery solution in place on this server.
I just took a system state backup during the evening using the Windows Server Backup Feature. How can I verify the restoration process, without affecting the current, running server?
I was thinking about copying the backup image to a new location, creating a VM image in VMware Workstation 7, and seeing if I could restore to a test server instance.
Would this work? Any other ideas to verify?