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Recover SBS 2008 after failed hard drives

Hi, all. I have to start an SBS2008 recovery later today & am against the clock.

This is what I believe I'll be facing: Goood server but with two failed hard drives. They were mirrored in SBS.

Good full backup from a few days ago on an external hard disk.

What is the procedure to restore?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Depends on what, exactly, you used to backup.  If the tape product offers a bare metal restore, than you can do a restore using it.  Otherwise, I would reinstall the server cleanly, then install your tape backup software, then restore the server.
richardbarlowAuthor Commented:
SBS2008 - no tapes, ever

It's on an external hard disk, as in "Good full backup from a few days ago on an external hard disk"
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
It is simple:
 SBS OS DVD in Optical
 Boot from DVD
 Select Recover my PC
 Make sure USB drive with backup image is plugged in
 Choose backup
 Restore using default settings.
   Verify your USB drive is _not_ selected when you are doing the restore.
 Server reboots.
 Check IP settings on NIC.
 Run Fix My Network wizard (note DHCP reservations get reset out)

Just in case: Restore fails due to Element not found error 0x80070490


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