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SDR Recovering Server into Live Environment

Created: 04 Dec 2013 • Updated: 04 Dec 2013 | 5 comments
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Hi there,

Hope you can help.

I am trying to recover one of my 2003 servers using SDR.  I am wondering, at what point in the restore process will the reocvered server be live on the network?  I ask this because the server I have backed up is live and working on the network, this is purely a test to see what would happen if I restored the server to "other" hardware.

My media server is on the network and the backup was done to tape so need to connect via live network (unless I rerun the backup to disk and then copy the data to external usb media).

Any help greatfully recieved


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Colin Weaver's picture

You boot off SDR DVD, then restore the data at the end of which a reboot is needed.

After you reboot (and sort out any network drivers for the replacement hardware) the server will be on the network, not before.

Simon_Pert1974's picture

Thank you for that, just wanted to make sure that test restore of live server and the actual live server are never on the network alive at the same time.

Kind regards

Simon_Pert1974's picture

Sorry Colin,

Meant to ask, is that the first reboot or the second reboot?

Thank you


lmosla's picture

Hello, have you seen this document on Creating an SDR cd?

Simon_Pert1974's picture

Thanks for your reply, yes I have that document but thank you for the link.

Best wishes