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  • Full Backup and Restoring DC from disk image backup software

    Hi All,


    I have a single box of Windows Server 2003 Std which act as my DC (4 FSMO role holder) and also Exchange Server 2007 (HT-CAS-MBx Server)

    My current Exchange Server 2007 SP1 RU3 got problem in the autodiscovery error, however I'd like to perform a CAS role reinstall, here it is the things that I'd like to do:

    0. Backup the whole server using Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5 (Full backup).
    1. Go to Add/Remove Programs aand then do the Exchange Server 2007 - CAS Role only uninstall, then restart
    2. Perform CAS role re-installation then restart again.
    3. apply the .NET Fx 3.5 SP1 Update

    my question questions are:
    1. do i need to reapply the Rollup update 3 again or shall i just wait until RU 8 released ?
    2. since this server also perform as my DC + FSMO role holder would it be fine if i use disk snapshot tool to do full backup and restore of my Server ?

    for the fallback plan i shall just restore the backup image taken from step 0 above.


    Please let me know if this is a good move or if there is any other formal method in doing it ?

    however I'm bit worries since my last full backup plan was not successful due to the AD communication between the following:

    Server A - DNS + DC (Schema Master role)
    Server B - Exc.Srv07 + DC (4 other FSMO role)

    somehow didn't happened , back then i was using Acronis True Image when restoring a working copy of my full backup of Server B.


    Thanks
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    Last edited by Albertwt; 21st January 2011, 11:15.

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    Re: Full Backup and Restoring DC from disk image backup software

    Restoring DC from image in a forest that contains more than one DC is not allowed, not supported and is known to cause side effects manifesting in replication failures and data inconsistency as a result of USN rollback.
    Guy Teverovsky
    "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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    • #3
      Re: Full Backup and Restoring DC from disk image backup software

      hm...

      here's the plan in backing up my Server B using BESRO:

      1. Make sure to shut down all MS Exchange services and to shutdown the NETLOGON service.

      2. As soon as BESR restore is completed turn the services back on.

      so that is the last resort that i know of, would that still make any issue ?
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      Last edited by Albertwt; 21st January 2011, 11:16.

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      • #4
        Re: Full Backup and Restoring DC from disk image backup software

        Anything that does not use the appropriate AD backup APIs is not supported and WILL cause issues.
        Guy Teverovsky
        "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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        • #5
          Re: Full Backup and Restoring DC from disk image backup software

          Yes, you're right

          I've read from the website that Symantec BESRO does support VSS backup though.

          Cheers,
          AWT
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          Last edited by Albertwt; 21st January 2011, 11:17.

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