Ok here is my scenario,
Exchange Server 5.5 (not sure of the Service Pack at this point)
Two companies have merged
They are geographically distant
They have slower WAN connections between the offices
They intend to combine all of the servers into a single exchange server at
one of the sites.
They are going to ship the exchange server from Site A to Site B and do the
migration at Site B so the link speed will not be an issue
Now my job:
The folks at Site A want a duplicate of their exchange server before
shipping it away.
The server that is going to be the backup is nowhere near the same as the
Install OS with same SP levels but a different name
Install Exchange with same SP level, organization, site, service accounts,
Use Veritas Backup Exec to redirect a restore to this new server
Isolate the server and change the name to match that of the original server
Is this a decent approach?