Copy current live Sharepoint 2010 environment and deploy in a test environment
We have our live Sharepoint 2010 Farm. It is running off Server 2008 R2.
The Database Server is SQL 2008 R2. This is running on Server 2008 R2 also.
Both Servers are VM's.
We would like to replicate the current live environment to 2 new Server 2008 R2 VM's (1 with SP2010 and 1 with SQL 2008 R2) so we can use as a test farm to deploy and test a new feature.
Is there a way to backup the current farm, then deploy it on the 2 new servers? The new servers will be running in the same domain. So we would need to make sure that the live and test farms do not interact with each other. Is this possible?