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How to restore backup from tape using sdr

Created: 15 Jun 2013 • Updated: 18 Jun 2013 | 2 comments
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I'm trying to recover a server to new hardware using sdr and a tape backup.

When I get to the step where I have to choose the backup set it doesn't show my tape drive. When I check under storage controllers it shows the scsi controller is active. I also installed the tape driver. I used a Win7 x32 driver because the sdr is win7 as far as I know. But it still doesn't appear under computer.

The server is a HP DL580 G7 with a hp p212 controller and a hp lto 5 tape drive.

Can you please explain step by step how to recover to a new server using tape and sdr. And do I have to do something else to install the tape drive?

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pkh's picture

Did you select the .dr file which is created along with the tape backup set?  The .dr files should point you to the tape backup set.  Without the .dr file, you would not be able to restore from the tape backup set.