Sbs2003 Rebuild Help

By dishneggo ·
I have a SBS2003 running exchange 2003, and this will be my first time
rebuilding the server. It is a small organization, 20 users, mainly using for
emailing and file sharing.
I'd like some suggestions on Backing up Server and Exchange for the rebuild.
Backup Exec 11 is installed and works flawlessly.

Thanks all for the help,


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rebuild? why? is there something not working?

by CG IT In reply to Sbs2003 Rebuild Help

how this works is you reinstall SBS using the SBS CD but you stop before you install SBS components. then you restore the entire system from the backup copy.

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Errors on DNS, AD, etc

by dishneggo In reply to rebuild? why? is there s ...

Thank you for the reply. Previous tech upgraded server
from 2000, since then all sorts of DNS errors, AD errors, I
have tried rebuilding DNS and AD but event log still red.
It is due for a fresh install.
So from what I understand, just install the OS itself, don't
continue with remaining setup, then install Backup Exec
then restore from tape, correct?
Couldn't I just do a complete install is SBS then after all
components are loaded do a restore?

Thanks for all the input.


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well first think about what back up does

by CG IT In reply to Errors on DNS, AD, etc

then think about reinstalling everything... then restoring....what are you restoring? really everything so why install it when you will just overwrite it....

what you might want to do is try a repair first using the SBS disc and reinstalling all componets. this is not the same as doing a repair when booting to a CD. you can reinstall the componets in SBS from the CD choosing SBS setup.

The other thing to remember is that when you reboot the server, there will be errors in the event logs because different services start at different times during the boot process. Some services are dependent upon others being started. Event logs will be generated which can be ignored IF you get to the desktop and can log in.

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