Win 2008 restore hitch with WindowsImageBackup
Posted on 2012-03-22
This Win 2008 server totally crashed and I have Windowsimagebackup of all critical volumes on a remote server.
Did not have large enough portable USB disk to copy that backup and connect to crashed server, and could not view network while using Restore option with OS DVD.
So, did a quick install of OS and after network could be seen, used remote location to restore the backup image. However, since C: drive was in use, the restored image could only be put on D: drive. Made D: partition active and C: inactive, and now none are working.
My question: If I do the temp OS install on D: drive and then do a restore to C: drive from that network location, will I be able to get back the old server if I make C: active and D: inactive afterwards? Thanks.