Is an important aspect of managing any IT infrastructure. I just spent the week doing a test at IBM Almere to see if we could get a client's infrastructure up and running there.
I was really impressed by the facilities and the helpful and skilled personnel at IBM Business continuity services. Restoring a backup from a HP system on IBM hardware is very easy using their methods.
What I've learned
- Having a system state backup with NT Backup somewhere on your local drives can help a lot
- If you've restored exchange with HP dataprotector eseutil /cc is an easy way to replay your logs into your store
- The ancient Citrix 1.7 this client uses takes restoring really well
- Restoring DHCP is simply a matter of copying the MDB file from the backup location to the right folder and starting the service.
All in all an intense, tiring and very interesting week.