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Restore to Different Size hard drive

Created: 04 Feb 2010 • Updated: 10 Aug 2010 | 5 comments
kaplang's picture

Is there a technical document to describe how to restore to a larger hard drive?
Thanx,
GK

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Markus Koestler's picture

We did it several times, it's no problem. BESR creates the original structure of the disk, the rest is simply unused space. If you mean to extend a the disksize after the restore - I don't  think that BESR can do this.

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kaplang's picture

Yes, I believe BESR has the ability to restore to a bigger disk size and extend the partition to fill the entire new larger disk.  Question is how.
gk

Jon_R's picture
The process is on page 183 of the user guide for BESR 2010; http://support.veritas.com/docs/336194
To do the recovery to a larger drive, you simply delete the partition that is automatically defined, select the unpartitioned space to restore into, and use the option to resize the drive after recovery. The resize option is only available on unpartitioned space, that's why you need to delete the defined partition.
tatnet's picture

Hello Jon_R

Can you direct and provide me with documentation that will provide guidance on acheiving the same task.   Restoreing to a bigger hard disk size using BESR 8.5.6 or 8.5.5?

Thank you

tatnet's picture

Hello Jon_R

Can you direct and provide me with documentation that will provide guidance on acheiving the same task.   Restoreing to a bigger hard disk size using BESR 8.5.6 or 8.5.5?

Thank you