We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Restore only Domain Controller with Backup Exec 2010 R3

874 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-22
We had a Windows 2003 R2 domain controller which died at one of our offices, it was the only domain controller there.  Luckily we had just connected a LT05 tape drive in conjunction with backup exec 12.5 and the last backup was successful.  The issue was with a bad RAID card losing the array information.  We have sent out another server to replace it instead of trying to troubleshoot the issue any longer which we have done already (firmware/bios updates to the card and a new RAID card.)

We will connect the new server and pull the tape drive and sas card out of the bad server then connect it the new one.  I have configured the new server with a fresh Windows 2003 Server install and given it the same name and IP of the bad server.

I'm not sure about the restore options with Backup Exec (I will be using 2010 R3) for this type of recovery.  I use it all the time for backing up and restoring files but never a full server restore.  I suppose its more complicated because there was only 1 server which held all the FSMO roles as well.  Any help would be hugely appreciated about what the best steps are.
Comment
Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE