Yeah thanks, already had that cluttering up my desk. I eventaully managed to
get a procedure down using Arcserve, and with some help from that
whitepaper. The procedure stripped down to it's essentails was basically as
you stated in the your post.
Now all i've got to do is type up our own DS procedure. Can't wait... :)
> If your only server that was also a DC went down - yes, you would have to
> restore both the System State backup and the Exchange 2000 databases.
> Usually it will go like this:
> 1. Restore system state - this will restore your Active Directory
> 2. Run a /disasterrecovery setup on Exchange server
> 3. Bring up Exchange to the same service pack that backed up databases
> 4. Restore databases
> I would definitely recommend looking into the following whitepaper. Yeah,
> is big. But it is bi because it covers a LOT of different scenarios and it
> goes over basics very well.
> Nino Bilic
> Exchange Support
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> > Hi
> > Has anyone here actually had experience with Exhange2k DR methods? I'm
> > familiar with Exch5.5 but with the introduction of AD, MS *seem* to have
> > further complicated an already tricky task. Now; what I want to do may
> > simple, so please read on.
> > Cut to the chase.
> > I''ve got standby equipment at a disaster recovery site that is a mirror
> > image of the production servers. I would like overwrite Exchange
> > (and I assume AD or system state information) on these standby machines
> > using the weekly backup tapes. I am using Arcserve2000 and doing
> > backups.
> > With Exchange 5.5, the directory information was contained within the
> > information store, so you could pretty much overwrite it with a backup -
> > recommeded, but it works.
> > The Exchange box I have is also a DC - the only DC - for the domain (Not
> > doing! this will soon be rectified...). I would then assume that I would
> > need to restore not only the Exchange Information store group, but also
> > system state information.
> > A penny/cent for your thoughts.
> > Cheers
> > R