Using SDR in a DR without BE2012 Media Server
I have 3 servers. All in a Workgroup.
Server X and Y are in the HQ, Server Z is at a BO.
Server X has SQL.
Server Y has BE 2012.
Server Z is a DR server.
I want to backup Server X using BE 2012 with SDR enabled onto an external HDD.
Take external HDD to Server Z at BO to be recovered on Server Z using SDR.
External HDD will be connected locally to Server Z.
Do I need another BE 2012 server at the BO to restore the SQL to Server Z? Or just activate
Windows and server will run ok.
Is there any issue with it not been the original Server? I know it is similar to SSR 2011.
I am also thinking of using SSR 2011 as an alternate option, since this does Volume and Image
Backup unlike the SDR in BE 2012.
I know SSR will definitely work but customer wants to buy BE 2012.
I am yet to test the SDR restore. I need to answer this request urgently on licensing.