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

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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
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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.

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Thx.
So to a Other DL360 of the same type, would you recommend using it?

Cheers
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Not sure what you want to do, please provide more detail
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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
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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.
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Understood.
And about the VMware restore?
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VMWare restore you don't use Symantec.  Install VMWare Converter Standalone, point to SV2I file, it knows SRS images natively.
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I've d/l converter version 5, but it appear that it doesn't support System Recovery 2011
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Guys, any news regarding the VMware converter issue?
Thx
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Experts ?

do you have any more answers ?
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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?
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Tnx
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