Exchange 2010 database backup restore to new server

Hi Exchange Experts,

Just want to know if I can I take the Exchange 2010 database backup and restore it to a new server?


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Simon Butler (Sembee)Connect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
As long as you have the domain available there is a documented recovery method that will allow you to restore the Exchange server using the information within the domain, followed by a restore of the database.

You don't need the system state or anything - an Exchange aware backup and the domain controllers being available give you everything that you need. You just need to follow the steps outlined in the DR processes on TechNet.

Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Database portability is supported in Exchange 2010, start at the top of TechNet tree for the feature here:

However as a migration technique it is not a good idea and isn't something I would recommend. Moving the mailboxes is more reliable and less risk free.

DeoraliAuthor Commented:
Thanks Simon.  

The reason I am asking this question is I do not have system state or any other kind of Exchange backup but have only the backups of database and logs files. Just incase if the existing Exchange server decides to die , I want to build a new Exchange server, configure it and restore/mount the database from the backups.
DeoraliAuthor Commented:
Thank you for pointing me to the right direction. I found the DR TechNet articles.
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