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Convert to Virtual without SDR

Created: 04 Feb 2014 • Updated: 11 Feb 2014 | 1 comment
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I run Backup Exec 2012 SP3 and need to restore a server to a virtual machine.

I have a file level backup and SDR is NOT available as there was a directory excluded from the backup.

Now I have the problem, that SDR is needed to restore the server using the option "Convert to Virtual".

This circumstance is a little bit hard to understand for me, as the directory exclusion is wanted and in case of a restore those data are not needed!

Is there any way to restore a file level backup without SDR to a virtual machine?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Best regards, Werner

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pkh's picture

No.  The SDR light must be on when the backup is taken.  This is to prevent the accidental exclusion of important directories, like C:\Windows.