Exchange 2010 Restore Testing
Posted on 2014-09-12
Twice a year we do a DR test of all are critical systems. This year I get to do Exchange. We are full restoring are AD environment and I know Exchange houses all it config information in Exchange. Now we do backup Exchange using TSM.
We want to do a proof of concept in others bring up Exchange enough so users could email between one and other.
Our production environment has 4 clusters servers. I was only planning on restoring one. By doing a clean install of the OS then doing a install of Exchange using the server recovery switch. Create one or two mailbox and then allow people to use OWA for testing mail. WOuld this work or should I do a full system restore using TSM? We do not need to recover mailbox only get connectivity back online.