SDR restore error - Memory could not be read

Article:TECH199850  |  Created: 2012-11-16  |  Updated: 2014-07-09  |  Article URL
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When trying to restore a physical machine using Backup Exec 2012 SDR, the SDR Recovery crashes when trying to connect to the Backup Exec Server.

The error given is from bedrwiz.exe and states:

The instruction at 0x011f1532 references memory at 0x00000000. The memory could not be read.


0x011f1532 - The memory could not be read


At least one SSP enabled backup job has at some point failed on the media server and that failed job leaves an invalid catalog reference behind that causes a problem to remote SDR and crashes BEDRWIZ.exe



This issue is resolved in Backup Exec 2014 or later versions.
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When performing a remote SDR, the .DR files created during the backup are not used, instead Backup Exec looks in the catalogs on the media server and generates the required information. When a local SDR is performed, the .DR file is used along with the backup data to recover the system and the catalogs themselves are not used. Hence the workaround in the attached screen shots uses the local SDR process but maps a connection to a share on the remote media server to do it. (the share needs to be where the Disk Storage folder is located which should also have a copy of the correct .DR file).


See attached PDF for pictures and walkthrough.


SDR-Workaround.pdf (677 kBytes)

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SDR: Bedrwiz crashes while trying to connect to the remote media server for performing remote recovery.

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