Backup Exec Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR) can not recover dynamic disks managed by Volume Manager or Microsoft Logical Disk Manager as part of a typical IDR restore process.

Article:TECH23677  |  Created: 2005-01-07  |  Updated: 2005-01-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH23677
Article Type
Technical Solution

Environment

Issue



Backup Exec Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR) can not recover dynamic disks managed by Volume Manager or Microsoft Logical Disk Manager as part of a typical IDR restore process.

Solution



To avoid issues when using IDR to recover dynamic disks managed by VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) or Microsoft Logical Disk Manager (LDM):

1. Create the IDR diskettes using the procedure "Creating the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Diskettes Only" (Figure 1) in the Intelligent Disaster Recovery chapter of the Administrator's Guide. This process will create two diskettes.

Figure 1
 

Note:
A full IDR diskette set for Windows 2000 will have six floppies, of those six,  the last two are used to launch the Disaster Recovery Wizard. These last two diskettes can be generated separately from the first four, as is pointed out in step 1 above.

2. Reinstall the operating system, install VERITAS Volume Manager (if it was on the computer when the backup for IDR was created),  then recreate all disks/partitions/volumes as they were in their previous state prior to the "disaster".

3. Insert the first IDR diskette created in step 1.

4. Open My Computer and the Floppy drive, launch click copyidr.cmd (Figure 2) from the first IDR diskette and follow the prompts in the IDR Wizard to complete the recovery.

Figure 2
 

Supplemental Materials

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Value2071711
DescriptionIDR cannot recover dynamic disks managed by VERITAS Volume Manager or Microsoft's Logical Disk Manager


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