I have an Exchange 2000 clustered environment. As part of a DRP (disaster recovery plan) we want to build infrastructure...
at a different location. My questions are as follows:
- Does it need to be the exact same hardware if users have to be live on a DR site after it is brought up, in case of disaster?
- Can the DR hardware be different than production? That is, can I restore an Exchange backup onto different hardware and get the users up and running on it?
- Can we restore the Exchange database from a clustered environment onto a standalone Exchange server?
Databases that were on clustered Exchange servers can be restored to non-clustered systems. If, however, you do restore to a DR cluster, you can use the instructions at in MSKB 321068, HOW TO: Restore an Exchange 2000 cluster after a complete cluster failure to do this.
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