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Setting up a test system

Created: 18 Fév. 2013 • Updated: 20 Fév. 2013 | 3 comments
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I am setting up a test network using Hyper-V vms that replicates my neywork. I am running BackupExec 12.5. I am going to run a test restore to an Windows Exchange vm, and I have a few questions:

Does the target Exchange vm have to have the same machine name as the real one in order to do a full restore?

Is it possible to do a resore of a backup done on a Windows Exchange 2003 to a Windows Exchange 2007 or 2012? I am looking at this a a possible strategy to do a migration from a Exchange 2003 to a Exchange 2012.

Any help will be appreciated

Stephen Keating

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If you want to recover compleate system Server name should be same.

If just want to recover exchange data. Server name can be diffrent.

You need to install Exchange first.before running restore.

Exchange 2003 data can not be restored to Exchange 2007 or 2010.


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As long as the Exchange version is the same, you can do a redirected restore to the Exchange VM.

Check the external site on the link below:


EDIT: for your upgrade to Exchange 2013, you'd have to install Exchange 2003 on the VM, redirect a restore to this server, and then upgrade to Exchange 2013...just be aware that currently BE cannot backup Exchange 2013, and this will come in the next couple of weeks/months via a patch for BE 2010 R3, and BE 2012 R2.


Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

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Is it possible to do a resore of a backup done on a Windows Exchange 2003 to a Windows Exchange 2007

No.  This is a Microsoft limitation, not BE.