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Has anyone ever completed a BMR of a w2k8 system without the ISO?

Has anyone ever completed a BMR of a w2k8 system without the ISO?

Is it possible?

The wintel team is having issues with the enviroment thus the iso is having a issue with the disks (san)..

Thanks.....

Joe Despres

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Re: Has anyone ever completed a BMR of a w2k8 system without the ISO?

Joe,

Using ISO is the only Microsoft supported way of recovering Windows 2008.

If you were doing ASR backups through Avamar, this will be the only way of recovering system state.

If you are unable to connect to SAN to get boot up from ISO, please boot up from CD.

Hope it helps

Ewa Romanowicz

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Re: Has anyone ever completed a BMR of a w2k8 system without the ISO?

Unfortunately the blades do not have a cdrom.....

And I'm guessing now.....  they are going to have to fix the env....

Thanks!

Joe Despres

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Re: Has anyone ever completed a BMR of a w2k8 system without the ISO?

Hi

Did you get success in restoring the win2k8 server with out iSO or CD if so can you please help me out steps to do it ?

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Re: Has anyone ever completed a BMR of a w2k8 system without the ISO?

no success...........

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Re: Has anyone ever completed a BMR of a w2k8 system without the ISO?

Hi

We are trying to restore a server which consists of C,D( Local) and F drive from SAN (Network drive) using ISO image does it make any difference with the SAN drives when the server boots up ?

thank you.

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Re: Has anyone ever completed a BMR of a w2k8 system without the ISO?

And did any one try to restore system state with out ISO on WIn08 server what i am trying to achieve here is do the system state restore and then do the drives later ?

is it possible to do that way

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Re: Has anyone ever completed a BMR of a w2k8 system without the ISO?

System State recovery on Windows Server 2008 requires the ISO. This is a Microsoft limitation -- Avamar makes use of Microsoft VSS Automated System Recovery (ASR) for system state restores. There is a fair amount of documentation on how ASR works available in the following article on MSDN:

Using VSS Automated System Recovery for Disaster Recovery

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa384630%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

The System State recovery will restore any volumes that are considered critical by the Operating System. This includes the volume(s) where the boot and root partitions are stored as well as the partitions where any software that runs as a system service is installed. Normally a System State recovery is performed in two stages -- first, the restore of System State using the ASR ISO, then the restore of any data volumes, databases, application data, etc..

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