IDR restoration of complete site from tape duplicate
I need to work out a scenario for recovering a complete site from the archive tapes
The site consists of:
- Two AD DCs, one holding the DR backup folder.
- The BE 2010 R3 backup server.
- Additional servers, Sharepoint, SQL, file shares etc.
The backups are made to disk, with the full backups duplicated to LTO tapes.
The policy enforced also makes it impossible to login to any server not connected to the AD, including the BE server.
Having read other forum questions, I have trouble coming up with a workable solution for restoring the complete site from the tapes. The easiest solution (I thought), would be to hook up the tape drive to the AD DC, restore that one from tape, then restore the BE server from tape, then restore the other servers from network.
At this point, I really don't know how to go about the restore, since the IDR disc will not restore from anything but the disk backups, that in this scenario would have burned up together with all other servers (or similar).
Is there something I have overlooked? That you cannot point to another backup set location is really a disappointment.