I'm working on a large, enterprise-scale project for a gov't agency and as part of our disaster recovery effort, we need to mirror a SharePoint 2007 farm to another server. Both servers are exactly the same and they run under the same domain/AD.
The farm is actually not that big. It consists only of a few site collections and it's on one server.
I'm looking for recommendations on backup/recovery methods and would like to be aware of any pitfalls. Can I use the native backup in Central Admin to backup a SharePoint 2007 farm and restore it to another server without any issues? I've already written a powershell script to copy the hive. That wasn't too hard.