I have an HP Proliant DL380 G4 running Server 2003 (lets call it Server 1) that I want to make sure backups are working on.
I have a new server HP Proliant DL380 G6 (call it server 2) that I want to test the backups from server 1 on and make sure a new file server could be brought up and the same in case of an emergency. I want the complete file and folder sturcture, Shares and folder permissions indentical.
I have installed Server 2003 SP2 on Server 2 to match server 1 exactly.
A 3rd party restores the files and folders to Server 2 for me and the Systemstate.bfk file from Server 1 to Server 2.
So on server 2 all the files and folder have been brought over but Shares have not carried over or all the file and folder permissions are not there. I'm guessing all of this data is somewhere when you restore the Systemstate.bfk file. I tried to do a systemstate restore and it copied EVERYTHING and when i tried to boot into the server 2 then all the hardware was prompting me for drivers, it brought over the domain, hostname, and everything. Is there a way to pick and choose just the share information and file and folder permissions? If so I had a hard time finding them in NTBACKUP > restoring the .bfk file and even looked under advanced settings.
If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it.