We had a controller card fail in our old Dell server today and I have spent the entire day trying to recover the only remaining VM running on this server. It was an ESXi 4.0 server and the VM was a 2003 server running BES services and nothing else.
I am now trying to recover from a file backup of the entire C$ drive of the VM from November from our Axcient Backup Appliance. I also have a backup of the system state from that day as well.
I have built new VM on another ESXi server, installed 2003 and added the server back to the domain as the same server name (removed it from AD first) and I have also ran a restore of the backup to a RESTORE folder on the new VM server. But now I am unsure how to proceed. I have not yet restored the system state from the backup.
Has anyone faced this situation before? I am looking for the best way to complete this task as the owners and board member Blackberries are all on this server and I know that if I build a new server from Scratch I will have to wipe their devices to add them to the new BES server.
Thanks in advance for your advice and help.