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I have a client with two 2008 R2 domain controllers running on Esx 5.1 on two separate hosts. DC1 and DC2. DC1 is the primary. I verified that DC1 has all 5 FSMO roles. Yesterday the drive containing DC2 failed. I have Storagecraft Shadow protect backups every hour up to the point of failure.
Since this is a secondary domain controller. I can just restore the image and turn it on right? It's been less than 24hrs so the 2nd domain controller should just pull all the updated AD data from the primary without causing a bunch of AD errors correct?
I haven't had this happen in years so I want to do it correctly. This is also a good time to update our documentation with more detailed restore information.
I remember you don't want to do this if it's been a long time.
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