08 Juni 2012 7:23
We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 as DC with Exchange 2003 installed.
We will be implementing a new SBS 2011 - AD and Exchange will be setup from scratch and all data transferred. Once completed, the AD/Exchange roles from the old 2003 will be removed (dcpromo, Exchange deinstall). The old server will remain as a standalone server in the new domain.
Before we do this, we would like to make a backup of AD & Exchange, so that we can restore the old server back to it's old role in case the migration fails. Using NTbackup, it is enough to simply backup System State and Exchange? Should something go wrong, can these be easily restored?
Thanks for your tips and links.
08 Juni 2012 7:29
NTbackup should do the trick.
In addition to the system state and Exchange backup you might consider to backup everything (unless you are sure that you can install windows and exchange 2003 and then apply the restore (do you have all the necessary media with servicepacks etc ??)
- Ditandai sebagai Jawaban oleh Oliver Buckie 21 Juni 2012 14:37
08 Juni 2012 7:34Yes, we have a complete backup of the server. We use a 3rd party tool to image the server - however the image is over 1TB and would take ages to restore. The server will remain in the network, just with AD and Exchange removed. Just in case, we would like to have the possibility of restoring just these two components and not the whole server image.
09 Juni 2012 10:38
OK, then you should be good to go