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Created: 24 Sep 2013 | 6 comments

I have a backup of windows server 2003 (dell power egde 2850). 

I used exec backup (2012) to create full backup copy of my server. Now I want to test it and try to restore full system from backup to the same server.

It doesn't matter if I use special recovery dvd to boot server or use admin console from my exec server to restore the server, the result is the same: everythig looks fine, all data (I think, because it takes time) downloaded from my storage to the server.

The server reboots, windows starts and I see screen with system setup, I hope that is good. After some time I see "Installing devices ...", then white window with "examing system files... "  and then just white screen and... like someone press the reset button. And then everything beggins again. Booting of windows, installing drivers of windows... etc and then reboot. Loop, loop, loop

So the system couldnt start correctly. The backup looks good w/o errors.

What I did wrong? And how to restome my server back?????

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alex.arnautov's picture

Thanks for your attention.

Didn't help, because there is no current control set in my noreboot folder. There are only control set1 and control set2. Set options in it, but didn't help. Server still rebooting.

Jaydeep S's picture

I would say, open a support case in this situation.

Maestro 62's picture

Hi all, I faced exactly the same with win serveur 2003 R2 and Win server 2008 R2.

Both backed up with BE2012 SP1, no solution exept reparing registry (done by some from the data recovery senter where I was doing the recovery test) I cannot tell you what was exacly repare (through multo Boot os)

I installed this week SP2 of BE2012 and I will try again a complete restore in few weekes. But if you have the good solution I am open to eare it

Thank's in advance

@ alex.arnautauv: Whish SP of BE2012 did you use ?

alex.arnautov's picture

MAestro, which HW do you have? Vendor?

SP2 didn't help you?

my software are:

server backup exec  v 14.0 (32bit)

admin console v 14.0(32 bit)

Maestro 62's picture

Hi Alex,

Hw is also Dell power edge

Now version is 14.0 (64 bits) (SP2)

I didn't had time to do the new test yet since SP2 installation, but in the SP1 of BE2012, I was not able to restor system state in the same job as the utility partition and drives.

It seems that now all is available when recovery simulation.

What I also seen is that the compression was not working with SP1, for my full backup, I had 2 LTO4 tapes and 20% of the 3rd LTO4 tape.

Now, the compression is good, the last backup is 1 full tape and 20% of the second one.

I will have time and availability to do a real test middle of october.

And you? Did you install SP2 ? very fast to do, just don't forget to push the update of the servers agent, your job will be keep, nothing spacial to do