BE2012 restore anywhere?
We have both IBM and HP machines. Sometimes we need to restore and IBM image to an HP machine. With BE2010, this was possible even though the IBM has an EFI partition and the HP doesn't. We would install the Windows O/S on the HP machine, then boot from the 2010 Recovery CD, select the IBM C: drive image and restore it to the HP machine. Boot the HP machine and voila - an HP machine running the IBM C: drive image - all programs running fine.
Now along comes BE2012. In order to do a Bare Metal / Restore Anywhere Recovery, you have to select the SDR option when creating the backup. This creates the DR file which has info about the location and names of the backups. Then you boot from the CD and point it to the SDR file and all the backups are visible. However, you cannot simply select the C drive to recover - it's all or nothing. The check boxes next to the drives to restore are all greyed out.
So, I make backups of the drives and don't select the SDR option.. This creates backup sets with all the drives, the System State, C drive, etc - looks good.
Then I boot from the CD and low and behold, these backups are not listed because they're not part of the DR file because they arent' SDR backups!!!!
So, I restart my HP machine and let it boot up normally ( because I installed the Windows O/S to get around the EFI partition issue) and then create a restore job to do a "Complete online restore of a computer, or restore system components" and select the C: drive and the System state. This runs and says it completes ok. All the files and folders and directorys are there from the IBM machine - it all looks the same. However, none of the programs run because they haven't been "installed"...
I try the same restore using the "Files, Folders or volumes" option from the restore wizard - same result...
How do I restore just a C: drive ( or System State ) image and have it functional