I have seen a few posts about retoring backups, but nothing that I have seen covers this exactly.
We have a fully replicated multi site environemnt. I want to be able to restore this environemnt on a different set of machines.
The problem I cant seem to get around is how to enable the new sites without completely replicating the databases and servers. Simply adding new workgroups causes the datasbases to copy again from the publisher. All the ownership settings and anything related to the previous workgroup is removed. On top of that, if there are problems in our production environment, a complete replication could potentially hide an issue at a subscribing site.
So for example, I have production servers 1(publisher), 2,3...I want to create an EXACT duplicate on servers A(publisher),B,C
How is this possible?
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In order for you to restore the subscribers you will need to use a 3rd party utility to backup the subscribers then restore then subscribers in your test environment.
With the third party utility, is it possible to restore those subscribers on different servers with different names and IP address?
No, you still have to restore to the same computer names if you are not planning to completely setup replication again in your test environment.
You will have to setup an isolated network from your production network. That is the only way to make this work.
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