Implementing a restore routine
Our company is in the process of purchasing a new backup hardware and software solution. Part of the software solution will be BE System Recovery for the purpose of restoring a downed critical machine to a cold spare.
We plan to have this on our domain controllers, firewalls, and SQL server (W2k3x32 and x64)
My question is, how best can I come up with a testable recovery scenario? This would be something we would want to do quarterly or so. Given that we dont have a test network, how could I restore (from tape or disc) a domain controller without having it's computer name/IP conflict with the live one.
Is this something I could leave the machine offline for, and then just reformat?
All suggestions welcome as I am still trying to come up with ideas.
Thanks for your time.