BE 2010 R3 Domino server recovery question
I have recently went through a Domino Mail server recovery, that to say the least didn't go too well. We did get it recovered finally, but it took more steps and more time than I thought it should. So the questions I have are these:
From a Full backup of the Domino server, including the databases. Why can't I restore the databases back directly to the server before Domino is loaded and or running?
I can restore them to a non domino server with no domino running and then copy them, but this takes more steps than I would like and increases the time required to recover the serer.
I just tried a test this morning on a small Domino server we uninstalled domino completely, rebooted it and I even uninstalled the BE agent and then reinstalled the agent and rebooted it again. I can restore the domino program data, but as soon as it hits a databse the job fails out with e000848c - Unable to attach to a resource.
I take this to mean we need Domino installed and running in order to put the files back on the domino server. But then why can I redirect the databases and it works to a non domino server?
The agents are all BE 2010 R3 agents
The Domino environment is 8.5.1 or .2
Media server is 2008 R2 with BE 2010 R3 and all patched to current.
Domino Server is 2008 Fully patched.
Thanks for any guidance you can provide on this. I am just trying to get a good solid DR plan in place for these servers, the big production servers are at best a 20 hour recovery the way we did it the last time I had to recover it.