I am attempting to simulate a disaster recovery using BE10.1 and IDR.
I have a machine named "sharepoint" that is a prod machine on the network and I am trying to do an IDR of this machine to a test box.
The problem I am running into is getting the error "unable to establish connection with the media server" during the IDR process. I am told the test server cannot be on the same domain as the prod server as when it comes up it will have a duplicate name.
My question is: how do I simulate a restore of a prod machine to a test server while the prod server is still online? AND how am I still able to connect to the media server that is on the same domain as the prod server?
Veritas came back to me with: "You will have to re-create the IDR CD again for this server in the test domain."
I do have a test domain I could use - but since the prod server is in the CORP domain, the IDR tries to add the test server to the CORP domain as well, correct?
I know I have options like: take the prod server offline at night to do the test restore. Or maybe I could hook the test server and the media server to a hub?
We do a disaster recovery of the entire domain, including a domain controller and all our application servers. The DR simulation takes place on a separate network, so it can be done while the production network stays online. We have spare hardware for this purpose, which is kept at a separate site (where our backup tapes are taken to each day). This allows us to simulate a total disaster, plu if we expand our DR preparations to include off-site replication, we already have the hardware.
We physically haven't tested a DR restoration of a server. Although we do perform DR backups of each server in the domain every Sunday night. In case of a disaster, restoration of a server from our backup tapes should work, theoretically. Sorry I couldn't help you out any further; just figured I'd put my 2 cents in.