Restore volume size

Posted on 2006-05-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I know one of the requirements of restoring a volumn is that the target system must be at least the same size.  I have a data drive - not system or boot, that I need to restore onto.  The original data drive is 130 Gig, but I am only using 50 Gig.  Could I restore it onto a 72 Gig drive?  Is the size issue an absolute for both system and data drives?
Thanks - Wayne
Question by:wspjones99
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    What was the software you used for backing up? Most backup software will allow you to restore to any size, as long as there is enough space for all the data you are restoring on the destination drive.

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    We are using Veritas, versions 9, 9.1, 10, sometimes Microsoft built in backup, servers 2000, 2003.
    Thanks - Wayne
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    That will restore to any size you like, as long as you don't select more files to restore than have room on the destination drive. You can also select individual files or folders to restore...

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