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Server Bare Metal Restore

Posted on 2011-09-19
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I am trying to do a Bare Metal restore from a WD Elements 1TB drive to a new server to test the integrity of the backup.
I have installed the drivers for the server and connected the external device.
After running the initial setup and running through the steps to get to the restore, I encounter an error. I have attached a picture of the error I am receiving.

We have configured the restore to only restore the system so there should be plenty space on the destination disk as we have 931GB showing.

Any ideas?
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If you want to recover to a new hard disk, you need to ensure that the disk is at least as big as the disk that contained the volumes that were backed up, regardless of the size of those volumes. For example, if there is only one volume that was 100 GB on a 1 TB disk during backup, you should use a disk that is at least 1 TB when performing the restore.
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You still need to have a disk that is at least the size of the past disk. You can not restore on to a disk that is smaller the original disk that was backed up.
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Hi,

I assumed that the server had 2 x 1TB (Raid1), while it actually had 3 x 450 (raid 5)

thank you for your help
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