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How can I recover a virtual machine with boot error NTLDR missing ?

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Hi,

I am trying to recover a virtual machine with win2003 std installed on VMWareESX server 3.5 that got an error NTLDR missing after attempting replication with Double-Take software.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
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Were you able to switchover to the second server via doubletake?  Either way way looks like an OS issue, you would follow the same procedures you would use to recovery a physical machine.  I would recover from a good backup and if you are using doubletake and were succesfull in failing over you will be able to failback.  Since doubletake (in most cases) is setup for application failover you will need to restore the failed system back before you can failback.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
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Commented:
disclaimer..make sure your VMs are setup with separate VMDKs for system and data if you're going to do the above method

good idea though..

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thanks, that is what i did.

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