I have an EXSI server which hosts multiple Windows 2003 guests. One of the guests is a backup domain controller (AD) for our company. It does not act in any operation master role but it does act as an additional global catalog. The primary domain controller is an actual physical server. I am running Windows backup on the guest backup DM every night and saving the backup to NAS.
I have another EXSI server which has a copy of all guests on it. It is stored at an off-site location. If the building is destroyed and I implement my current Disaster Recovery Plan, I will need to bring up the backup DM on the backup EXSI server. I will want to restore the previous nights backup ( or the most current one I have).
When restoring a physical DM, I would press F8 during startup and select Directory restore mode so that my backup would restore the DM correctly. How would I accomplish something like that in EXSI? The backup to restore is on my NAS.