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Symantec system recovery 2010 - Restore to (upgraded) Raw Drives with (New) LSI controller

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This SBS2008 had a RAID 10 w/ (4) 250 GB Drives.  2 or the 4 drives crashed, unbootable state.

Backup SW is Symantec SBS 2010 system recover: the backups are good.

Ordered a LSI 9211-4I Controller and (4) (RAID) 2TB Drives. These components are installed. SO now the hardware is different (drives and the LSI controller).

I created the Array per the LSI bios utility.  I have partitioned and formatted the drive(s).

I need to :


1. restore the server with the SRD to the server with the new components.

Anyone done this and how to go about it?   I have downloaded the SRD (multilingual) ISO and made a bootable CD.

Thank you
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by:Joemt
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What is a ToS violating comment ?
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by:Joemt
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AH, I was concerned I had somehow violated a rule.

Back to my question:

I have some concerns on the procedure.   I am currently restoring drive F:   I had already restored Drive C:  Both restored using the SRCD2010.

I had a lot of trouble with the LSI driver, but now have the correct one. The 2008 is a FE.
I did use the latest backups. And I am hoping all these pieces fit together. The 9211-4I controller is being called out in the device manager as a 2904?????  Not sure why.

I need a solid partition program that also allows me to delete a partition. I had created a partition that became an issue with the recovery cd and I could not delete it.  Any recommendations on a good program?

Thank you

I will know more in the morning.
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pgm554 earned 2000 total points
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I've done many a SSR in my day.

Number 1 ,just recreate the array in the RAID you want.
You do not have to format anything,you can use the restore program to create and manage partition sizes.
However,you may have issues as to how large they can be as GPT is only supported on non bootable partitions.

You also may get the unpleasant surprise that the local 4k sector drives(of which those 2tb drives are),are not capable of being backed up by SSR anymore.


http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH143704

There's a reason why I dumped SSR.
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by:Joemt
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Figures: fits right in with the rest of my nightmare.
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by:Joemt
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Now that everything is restored. Why doesn't SSR acknowledge the recovery points automaticly?   I'm trying to  restore a few customer files from newer updates we did not restore.  Yes it is the exact drive (drive letter too) that was used originally.

I'm having to use the recovery point browser and it is slower than molasses.

Help!
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by:pgm554
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What I normally do is just mount the sv2i as a drive and copy the files that need restored from there.
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I was finaly able to get the grandular recovery point feature to work. That allowed file recovery thru the night.
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