Disaster recovery testing
Working on the basis that your DR plan is only as good as your last test, mine is pretty poor. I take daily backups of data and system state using a 10 disk rotation and store the disks in a fireproof safe on site. I've just started taking the end of weeks and months disks off site after I read on here about a school which couldn't access its backups even though they were intact as the building was deemed unsafe after a fire. I've successfully recovered data from these disks, but never tried to rebuild the system. Bearing in mind that I only have one server and it's not virtualised, any suggestions on how to test?
Thanks as ever.