Disaster recovery of System State.

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by jimbo345, May 10, 2006.

  1. jimbo345

    jimbo345 Guest

    I am installing a new server in a small network who's only server has crashed
    and is beyond repair. I have the last backup tapes which were created using
    Veritas backup exec 9.1. Both servers are 2003 SP1. As soon as I restore
    the system state and the server restarts, it does not boot properly and we
    get innaccessible boot device message. The new server was set up with the
    same drive set up as the previous server.

    Has anybody managed to do this using different hardware?
    jimbo345, May 10, 2006
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  2. have a look at:
    MS-KBQ263532_How to perform a disaster recovery restoration of Active
    Directory on a computer with a different hardware configuration



    # Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services

    BLOG --> http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/default.aspx
    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP], May 10, 2006
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  3. jimbo345

    jimbo345 Guest

    Thats ok if you are running NTBackup as your backup software, but how many
    people actually use it? This does not work with any other backup software.
    Has anybody else managed to do a disaster recovery using BAckup Exec?
    jimbo345, May 11, 2006
  4. jimbo345

    Hank Arnold Guest

    NTBACKUP is a key part of my backup strategy. I have a scheduled
    NTBACKUP job that backs up the System State to another server that has
    Backup Exec. It is then backed up to tape daily.

    Hank Arnold
    Hank Arnold, May 11, 2006
  5. jimbo345

    jimbo345 Guest

    Thanks Hank,

    but unfortunately the System state still does not restore correctly because
    the chipset on the new server is totally different from the old server. This
    is what we think is causing the problem. The new hardware is about 3 years
    newer than the old hardware. We can restore the system state but the server
    does not boot. This is the main problem.
    jimbo345, May 11, 2006
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