Restored image won't boot
As a proof of concept I build a Small Business server (Dell 2850) and used BESR 8.5 to create images of the 2 volumes C: and D:. The source machine has PERC Raid 5 running on it. I then tried to move the image of the C: drive onto a different Dell box (2800) also running a PERC Raid 5 but of a different size.
Problem is that the restored image on the new server will not boot. The drive does not appear to be recognized as bootable. I checked the flags using the BESR utilities and the image is marked as primary and bootable. I also tried every permutation available on the target Dell machine to see if I was missing something in the RAID configuration. I don't think it is the physical RAID configuration since I can put a Windows Server disk in the machine which won't boot and successfully install the OS. Must be something with BESR but I don't know what. I have tried a couple of similar migrations using somewhat similar hardware with no problems. Any ideas? My trial period is about up but I can't justify the expense if I am going to have these issues in the future. Thanks