BESR lab setup
I need to do some exercises with BESR before a real situation come into being. I have an old server Dell 1650 (two disk and RAID 5 config) The SW/config is: Windows 2000, Active Directory, DNS and a domain which is called Thor.
We also have some critical servers which is backed up with BESR. I wondered is it possible to "recover" the old server with a backup file from the critical servers in production (without intervention)? All I want to test is the restore process. Assume I need to reboot the old servers after a restore. If this is the case, then I can disconnect the cable.
Another solution could be to backup the old-server on the mediaserver, and next restore the SW/config into the old-server. The problems is DNS name (which is identical + Active Directory Config).
Need some hints., since I want to be prepared for the future