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Raid 5 image wont boot on single disk

Posted on 2007-11-18
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Hi
I have taken an image of a server 2003 with acronis server image 9.1 with uni restore. The imaged server was RAID 5, the target machine is a desktop with a single SATA disk. The SATA disk is much bigger than the total RAID size but when I try to boot the PC with the server image it gets to the start of the Windows moving bar then reboots.
Should a RAID 5 image work on a single disk PC?
Also I took the image by booting the server with the Acronis boot disk (to a usb external disk) would taking the image from within the OS make any difference?
Thanks for your help
Andy
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by:rindi
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An image made without the OS running should always be preferred, as then there are no open files which could cause problems.

Your problem is probably due to the hardware on the desktop PC being completely different from the original hardware on your server was. There will be drivers missing or being different, and the hardware probably also requires a different HAL.
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by:khe-khe
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I also think that is driver issue because Acronis' products must be used with Universal restore add-on in order to backup to different hardware.  You can find its description here: http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATICW/universal-restore.html
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by:rindi
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According to my interpretation of the Q he is using universal restore, but that doesn't mean that it'll work in all cases.
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by:activateahsd
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but thats the whole point of universal restore - that you should be able to restore the image to a completely different machine! Its a dell server image being restored to a dell pc - they will be closer in spec than some other combinations i would have thought.
I will try doing the image from within the OS just to see.
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Sorry, Andy. I missed that you already have AUR. I think that you should try a repair installation of WinServer 2003 on this single disk pc and likely it will fix previously restored image of RAID 5.
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by:PUNKY
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If you dont input all drivers to image you created, then the HAL differences as noted above by Rindi are problems. I thought same about Universal restore like you do, but sometime you will experiencing issue as you are having now.
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by:activateahsd
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repair installation sorted it!
Thanks...
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by:khe-khe
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Not at all:)
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