Set Up Target Production Environment

  1. Identify physical drive configuration for Server A (production) and Server B (shadow).

  2. Configure physical drives.

  3. Perform a dump of the production environment.

  4. Install older system on Server B.

  5. Configure older system on Server B, to duplicate Server A.

  6. Update the interfaces.

  7. Create the databases.

  8. Load the Server A dump on Server B.

  9. Run dbcc commands (checktable, checkalloc, checkcatalog).

  10. Synchronize user IDs.

  11. Run checkpoint.