Windows Server 2008 R2 Backup - Restore Issue
Posted on 2012-03-30
I've got a bit of an issue here:
- There was a power failure, and 2 drives in my RAID5 array died last night
- I have a clean backup from a few hours before the power failure, completed via Windows Server Backup to a Network Location
I've booted up to the Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD and chosen to restore my server from a backup, then point it at the network folder where the backup lives, it connects but doesn't list any backups.
I also tried copying the WindowsImageBackup folder to an external hard drive and connecting it directly to the server, it doesn't detect anything.
I'm at the point where I'm considering a clean rebuild and manual restoration of files from the VHDs and Client Outlook Caches but really don't want to go that route if I don't need to.
- In investigating that as an option, I mounted the VHD files as Read-Only via Disk Management, but Windows 7 saw them as unknown disks (scary)
The last option is I was wondering if it would be possible to mount the Backup VHDs as Hyper-V or something like that and run the crashed server as a VM then setup the hardware with new drives as a new server and migrate the data off of the VM.
Any help is GREATLY appreciated, freaking out a bit over here.
Thanks in advance. Scott.