Solved

Symantec system recovery 2011 - restore to dissimilar hardware, should i check the "restore original disk signature"?

Posted on 2011-09-19
12
1,421 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-07
Hi,

We have backup a several HP's DL360 G by using Symantec System recovery 2011, and we wish to restore them to different hardware such as ESXi 4.1 or different physical servers or even another DL 360 G7, with same/different spec.

What does the  "restore original disk signature" stands for, and when should we use it?

Many thx
0
Comment
Question by:IT_Group1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 7
  • 5
12 Comments
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:paulsolov
ID: 36560945
You would use this if you're doing a restore to the same exact disk.  I typically don't use it unless you're doing the restore with the exact same partitions to the exact same hardware, otherwise it wipes this information and takes in the new hardware into account.

0
 

Author Comment

by:IT_Group1
ID: 36561017
Thx.
So to a Other DL360 of the same type, would you recommend using it?

Cheers
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:paulsolov
ID: 36561620
Not sure what you want to do, please provide more detail
0
Why You Need a DevOps Toolchain

IT needs to deliver services with more agility and velocity. IT must roll out application features and innovations faster to keep up with customer demands, which is where a DevOps toolchain steps in. View the infographic to see why you need a DevOps toolchain.

 

Author Comment

by:IT_Group1
ID: 36563001
I've understood that when restoring to exact similar hardware (probably the same server which was backup), I would check this box, but what about the same server brand with similar hardware, but NOT the same server which we've backup?

BTW, is there a preferred restore configuration for ESXi VM's? We did a restore today, but it stuck after windows is configuring itself (probably sysprep by Symantec).

Thx in advance
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:paulsolov
ID: 36563111
Original signature would go onto the same harddrive as the same model may have differences that can cause issue.

Rule of thumb is not to use restore signature unless you can't restore the image using normal methods.
0
 

Author Comment

by:IT_Group1
ID: 36563250
Understood.
And about the VMware restore?
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:paulsolov
ID: 36563268
VMWare restore you don't use Symantec.  Install VMWare Converter Standalone, point to SV2I file, it knows SRS images natively.
0
 

Author Comment

by:IT_Group1
ID: 36563394
I've d/l converter version 5, but it appear that it doesn't support System Recovery 2011
0
 

Author Comment

by:IT_Group1
ID: 36921119
Guys, any news regarding the VMware converter issue?
Thx
0
 

Author Comment

by:IT_Group1
ID: 37996081
Experts ?

do you have any more answers ?
0
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
paulsolov earned 500 total points
ID: 37997133
Only version 8.5 and lower supports system recovery usign vmware converter but you may try using Symantec's converter from the System Recovery Server console.  Are you trying to convert to a ESX VM or VMware workstation?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:IT_Group1
ID: 38056759
Tnx
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Installation.
This article will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installations fail because of a corr…
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question