Acronis True image server 9.1 - restore different hardware
Posted on 2007-08-10
I was just testing a live server backup/restore to different hardware using Acronis True Image Server 9.1 (trial).
While restoring the live server image (and thus waiting) i read on the Acronis website they have Acronis Univeral Restore so you can restore to different hardware.
Once the restore of the non-univeral image was done to the other machine, it booted perfectly but all original live server drivers where removed (no networking, graphics drivers, ...). This is perfect since this was the solution what i was searching for kinda.
The question is now, why do you need the universal restore then if the normal way to restore an Acronis image also can accomplish a restore to different hardware (that is without drivers installed)?
2nd question while i'm at it, during the restore procedure of the image, if i wanted to restore the image and selected also to restore the MBR/Track 0 i was not able to select the destination disk. So i de-selected the MBR restore and only marked the partition to restore and then flagged the destination partition as an Active partition. What is the reason the dest. partition is disabled to select if the MBR restore is marked?