Recovery Virtual server....

I want to create a virtual test lab/recovery environment for my domain.
has anyone else done this in the past?

i am think of creating this on a segmented network with exact replicas
of my DC and exchange server. although i have a question about
recovering databases to this test environment, would i basically need
to install my backup software on a machine in the test lab and restore
that way...

im a little confused on what the best way to do this would be.

thanks.

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Yes on the backup software. The problem might be connecting it to your tape 
library. Make sure that the network is completely separate from the 
production environment. Physically separate would be the best route.

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"J" <justinaprile@hotmail.com> wrote in message 
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>I want to create a virtual test lab/recovery environment for my domain.
> has anyone else done this in the past?
>
> i am think of creating this on a segmented network with exact replicas
> of my DC and exchange server. although i have a question about
> recovering databases to this test environment, would i basically need
> to install my backup software on a machine in the test lab and restore
> that way...
>
> im a little confused on what the best way to do this would be.
>
> thanks.
> 


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