SP 2007 stand-alone farm
Content_DB full backup
I'd like to know wheather for restoring a site collec., instead of using a recovery farm., I could better use a new web app in the same farm.
For examplie, I need site collec. A (scA) from Content_DB backup:
1) create web app 2, equal to web app 1, only with different port.
2) restore backup of Content_DB on web app 2, as Content_DB_2
3) backup scA from web app 2
4) Restore scA in web app1
In this way I could also think of having a live running recovery web app (web app 2), which runs a copy of content_db backup at a certain time. This live copy can be accessed for recovery purposes.
I know that such configuration might be heavier for the server, but I want just to know if the change of web app can compromise the restore of the site collections.