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Is an EISA partition needed in a server restoration in a disaster recovery

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Hi Guys,

We've been having problems with a year old Dell Poweredge running SBS2008 in that we have swapped an old tape drive have been using for backup for a NAS drive and Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 with universal restore.
The backup keeps failing as it is showing a corrupt drive. The drives are set out as follows:
FAT16 (EISA)
BOOTSECT (D:)
NTFS (F:)
DATA (F:)
The drive/ partition it is having problems with is the FAT16 and it won't let me run a diskcheck on it (i presume as it's FAT16) and so i'm happy to remove this from being backed up but my question is that if we need to restore the server then will this partition be needed or not ?
(Apologies if this appears in the wrong zone but not sure which is best for it)
Thanks
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This is where Dell now typically puts the diagnostics. When you boot up, and hit F12, there is an option to boot to diagnostics. That is where those are stored. So, you really don't need it to recover a server. It just means you would have to make a bootable diagnostic CD\DVD if you had to run diags.
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that's fine, just needed clarification
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