When attempting to restore the System State locally or remotely to a Windows 2000 or 2003 Server, an error message occurs, stating: "A failure occurred restoring because the files cannot be replaced and no alternate location was specified."

Article:TECH31092  |  Created: 2009-01-01  |  Updated: 2014-07-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH31092
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Technical Solution

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Issue



When attempting to restore the System State locally or remotely to a Windows 2000 or 2003 Server, an error message occurs, stating: "A failure occurred restoring because the files cannot be replaced and no alternate location was specified."


Error



Final Error Code: a000fee5 HEX (0xa000fee5 HEX) or e000fee5 HEX (0xe000fee5 HEX)
Final Error Description:  "A failure occurred restoring because the files cannot be replaced and no alternate location was specified."

Final Error Category:  Resource Errors
Error Text In Job Log:  "Please refer to the last error in the job log."

 


Solution




The System State can only be restored to a Windows 2000 or 2003 Server by itself if the original operating system is still installed on the machine (Active Directory or registry is corrupted, missing objects, etc). When performing a complete disaster recovery, if the Windows operating system has to be re-installed fresh on a machine, the logical drive that contains the operating system (C drive by default) must be restored prior to restoring the System State or the above error will show in the Restore Job Log.

 

Supplemental Materials

SourceError Code
Value0xa000fee5
Description

A failure occurred restoring because the files cannot be replaced and no alternate location was specified.


SourceUMI
ValueV-79-57344-65253
Description

A failure occurred restoring because the files cannot be replaced and no alternate location was specified.



Legacy ID



266614


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