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    new server from backup tapes

    our dhcp server died over the weekend. the old hdd's have been removed and new ones put in place, but the setup is exactly the same. server 2003 has been installed, and we were now wondering if we could do a system state restore on boot, reload all the info from our backup tapes, and have something that'll need a few tweaks to get going. but it's going to be harder than that isn't it?
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    Re: new server from backup tapes

    Surely It's got to be worth a try, worst comes to the worst you'll need to do it by hand anyway :/

    Can't imaging it would ever be as easy as a linux restore though:
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    Re: new server from backup tapes

    if all it was doing was DHCP, it only take a minute to configure anyway, surely??

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    Re: new server from backup tapes

    I'm afraid it's not as simple as that. we had the old server configured with 4 ip ranges in conjunction with our cisco switches, and 4 vlans, as well as a host of other stuff. our cisco engineer is away (it's a long story, but one day it will be told)

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    Re: new server from backup tapes

    Not much use now, but for future info it is possible to import and export windows 2003 dhcp settings and reservations to a file. I have moved servers around and duplicated them with this option.

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    Re: new server from backup tapes

    Not much use now, but for future info it is possible to import and export windows 2003 dhcp settings and reservations to a file. I have moved servers around and duplicated them with this option.
    Does it export to a csv/text file? or some MS only encrypted file?

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    Re: new server from backup tapes

    You can use netsh to dump a settings file which then be used as a script to regenerate the DHCP server.

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    Re: new server from backup tapes

    The console dumps it into a netsh compatible file.

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    Re: new server from backup tapes

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    Surely It's got to be worth a try, worst comes to the worst you'll need to do it by hand anyway :/

    Can't imaging it would ever be as easy as a linux restore though:
    Code:
    tar -xvf /dev/tape
    This would be possible if only Microsoft allowed WinPE to serve SMB shared folders.

    Failing that ...

    I've toyed with the idea of doing a 'crane' install, doing a vanilla install on small temporary volume just to have access to the backup app. You can then restore the original build, reset active partition and away you go.

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