testing SDR (BackupExec-2012)
I'm afraid I may already know the answer to this question but I have to ask.
I am new to BEX 2012, only been using it for a few days now. I think I have all of my problems running the tool ironed out and as a final stage of that decided to test the SDR feature in an offline lab. Unfortunately I had to remove the tape drive from my production backup server, I just don;t have a spare LTO5 drive, and in my opinion this method tests the recovery with "real world" disaster recovery. Because of that this question is a little urgent since I need to put it back on the correct machine before the backups run again tonight.
I have my .DR files available on a DVD and the tape with a "full" backup of the machine I am testing. The full backup that I want to restore is only about 25GB, the C-Drive partition (hardware RAID) that I want to restore to is 120GB. Unfortunately the DR file says the original C-Drive partition was 400GB so the restore is complaining about a mismatch. Since I am only dealing with about 25GB of data and the server hardware is identical, is there no way I can recover 25GB of good backup data onto a 120GB drive if the original was 400GB? Editing the .DR file maybe?