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    Question How to restore physical DC to virtual machine to test DR plan?

    Hi guys,

    I need to test the DR plan. I want to restore our first DC, which is a 2008r2 physical box, using backupexec 2010 to a hyper-v 2012 virtual machine that I have set up.

    Has anyone done this before?
    Would this even work as I am restoring to different hardware?
    If its possible, how can I keep the restored DC away from the production network?
    Can I connect the backupexec box to directly to the hyper-v box and restore without it being connected to the rest of the network?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    thanks

    James

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    I would be careful converting a domain controller to virtual. It may be best to demote the DC first then convert it. You can promote it back again after. When converting physical to virtual I have used Disk2VHD as I use HyperV.

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    I dont want to convert the DC, i want to restore the DC from backup to a virtual machine to test out DR plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    I dont want to convert the DC, i want to restore the DC from backup to a virtual machine to test out DR plan.
    Sorry misread your post

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    What Fiza said...

    Our new domain is done with 3 virtual (across 2 physical hosts) and 1 physical DC to allow the DR plan to be quickly implementing onto anything capable of running VMware. the physical DC can come later when suitable hardware is available again.

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