I am getting ready to test a dirt restore of 4.2 of a failover pair using new hardware. At the same time, we want to test an upgrade to 5.0. I see no reason to restore the secondary server and to just build that as a new 5.0 secondary and just restore the 4.2 server as a regular primary server with no failover, then just configure a new failover.
In the DIRT Notes is mentions it is better to perform a backup of the failover server because of the sql links. Am I understanding this correctly? Or will it be better to follow the procedures to configure the Primary as a server with no failover and then do a DIRT Backup of the PRmary in this scenario?