Ok, so basically you have a separate server to blow things on.

Ok, I took it a step simpler and have a spare pair of HDDs for the RAID
mirror.  I pull out the production ones and put in the blanks and give it a

Now, my problem though, is large data arrays.  I have a server that has a
200GB RAID array on it.  Granted I could set up a cheapo box with a 200 GB
IDE drive to simulate.  Think that is a good idea?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Walden H. Leverich III" <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users'" <pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 10:27 AM
Subject: RE: [PCTECH] how to back up a small PC network?

> >SO do you just blow out the drives and restore form tape and see what
> happens?
> Yup! (Not on the production machines, but on lab machines) It's the only
> to know for sure that you've got it right. Also, a lab setup is ideal for
> understanding new technology and testing things you hope you never have to
> do (like authoritative active directory restores)
> -Walden
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