Restore Server 2003 from NTBACKUP without ASR disk, boot drive letter is E:
Posted on 2010-08-17
I inheritied a disaster... on an important server both RAID drives failed, but we managed to backup the system using NTBACKUP to an external hard drive. Unfortuately the ASR backup filed, so we don't have the boot disk. We replaced the hard drives and now need to restore the data.
One complication is that for some reason the boot drive on the machine was set to E:
What is the best way to restore the system from the .bkf file? From what I understand, we need to reinstall Server 2003 Standard, then run the restore.
Does someone know the best procedure for a restore, including the drive E: issue?
Note that there is no Exchange to worry about, and the server hardware is identical.