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can you restore to the active node of an Exchange 2007 CCR up, using a tape of a backup that was taken on the passive node?

IHAC that would like to know if they can restore to the active node of an Exchange 2007  CCR  up, using a tape of a backup that was taken on the passive node?

They are taking SME snapshots of the passive and a copy backup on the active node. The snapshots from the passive are backed up to tape using the generic _recent naming convention. The active node is not backed up to tape.

I am aware that the active node could be backed up to tape etc… but the question is specifically about the scenario above.

Re: can you restore to the active node of an Exchange 2007 CCR up, using a tape of a backup that was taken on the passive node?

You can restore the database because the headers are the same; it's the same database, it just happens to be from a different box. Your customer will need to be very careful about log files though and ensure that they don't have a hole otherwise you can only restore to the point of the last log.