Testing disaster recovery - Failing on two servers
I'm running Backup Exec 2012 on a company SBS 2011 server backing up the SBS 2011 server and a Windows Server 2003 box daily to external HDDs.
I thought it would be wise to run a test recovery in the event I would have to do it in real life so I created a DR Disk, attached one of the External HDDs to a Hyper-V server and attempted first to recover the SBS2011 to a virtual machine (as I read this is supported fine).
The first restore attempt completed but got stuck at "mini-setup", which is a wizard that runs just before it reaches the login. I deleted the virtual machine and started again but the second recovery again got stuck at the mini-setup so I read this article http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag... reboot the SBS2011 box which skips mini-setup, I log in but cannot get Windows Explorer or launch the setup or anything?
I then decide to do a test restore to virtual for the Server 2003 box, this restores fine but is no longer joined to the domain so I can't log in using my domain login credentials? I do not remember the local credentials as it was around 5 years since the server was built but I don't understand why it no longer shows the domain as a possible login!?
Any advice here? I have no confidence at all with Symantec restore and do not believe I can restore my system in the event of disaster right now