restore original disk signature / restore master boot record
I set up BESR 7 on two servers 6 months ago, including testing restoring backups made with BESR to another offsite server. I got restore to work once for each of my two servers, but it took about 10 tries over a couple of days.
Now I've upgraded to BESR 8.5, have new backups of each of my servers and am trying to restore them to my test server. I've restored several times but I can't get a bootable machine. And now I've run into other errors.
The simple question I have is about the caption issue of the post. It seems to me I should check both:
[x] restore original disk signature, and
[x] restore master boot record
Am I right to choose both these options?
I found in a TECHTip the note that you can only restore to new hardware by choosing to restore file a file, not by date, so I'm going to follow that suggestion in the future.
The error I now am getting after about 10 restore attempts is:
"Error E0BB0087: Cannot create partition.
E0BB007F The on-disk layout of disk 0 doesn't match the OS information."
I'm going to try DISKPART from another forum article to see if that won't reset everything and let me start fresh.
And at the risk of putting too many questions into one item, should be be able to restore both C:\ and D:\ in one operation? Or do I need to restore C:\, reboot, then restore D:\?
If they need to be restored in two passes, do I have to boot from the new C:\, then boot from the SRD, or can I just boot from the SRD after the C:\ is restored?