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AD Restore to different hardware simulation

Hi,
I have built a windows 2003 server on different hardware from what AD is running on now.  After I install  backup exec 9.1 ( for now ) to a different location I proceed to do a full restore in AD non-authoritative mode.  once that is done I replace the boot.ini,hal.dll and ntoskrnl.exe to the orgiinally one from the new machine.  i do a restart.  the new machine fails to boot up full.
 
i have viewed the following article along with many others http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1135805 .
 
Anyone done a AD restore to totally different hardware?

Romy
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hi romy, Not supported by

hi romy,
Not supported by Backup Exec 9.1
Backup Exec is a backup and restore to same hardware.
IDR option the hardware has to be the same as well.
Microsoft has article on how to move a DC to different hardware.

You also may want to look at Backup Exec System Recovery. That is a disk bases backup that will allow you to restore to any hardware
 
Mark

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hi romy, Not supported by

hi romy,
Not supported by Backup Exec 9.1
Backup Exec is a backup and restore to same hardware.
IDR option the hardware has to be the same as well.
Microsoft has article on how to move a DC to different hardware.

You also may want to look at Backup Exec System Recovery. That is a disk bases backup that will allow you to restore to any hardware
 
Mark

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Hello, As I understand... 1 

Hello,

As I understand...
1  : You have FULL backups of the System state and the System Drive of the DC.
2  : You are trying to Restore everything to a new server (different hardware)
3  : New hardware in TEST environment

Steps:
1  : Install the OS on the new server with all the updates and the service packs.
2  : Do NOT connect it to the domain.
3  : Install BE on a DIFFERENT DRIVE OR PARTITION
4  : The BE Services will statr using local system account.
5  : Inventory and catalog the media
6  : Run the restore of the System State and the System Drive

After the reboot, it must come up as a DC

Re: Hello,As I understand...1

Hi 

May I restore the full backup from tape for upgrading  from Windows server 2008 enterprise to Windows server 2012 and/or Windows 2016 server   ( AD and files trustee )?

We want to upgrade both hardware and OS for our domain server , may Backup Exec 16 help to do it ?

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