Can I restore exchange 2007 on server 2008 without system state backup?
Posted on 2012-08-17
I have several servers running server 2008 and exchange 2007.
I am using backup assist Rsync standalone version to backup data and the exchange database.
I do not currently perform system state backups because the amount of users and thus the amount of config required at setup is very small.
However, my question is, if I needed to completely reload and restore exchange, would I be able to do so without a system state backup?
IE could I reload, re-create domain, users, re install exchange, then restore the backed up database successfully to the new server?
Thanks in advance