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Dear All,

Good Day,

We are planning to buy Acronis backup & recovery, Could you please tell me after taking full image of our servers it will support to restore the image at any kind of Hardware without any issues ((for example i am taking full backup image of my domain server and trying to restore the image @ normal PC it will work) or there is any other backup tools available to do this.

Waiting for your reply.

Thanks
Kumar
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by:Netflo
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Yes Acronis will move that machine, however it all depends on the drivers supplied for your target system. If you don't have the correct drivers there is no guarantee the system will boot.

In the cases where I have used Acronis, it has performed to my expectations.

Very important heads up make sure the original systems drives are CHKDSK'd before taking your image. It'll save you much needed time.
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by:rindi
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Apart from what has been mentioned above, if your OS happens to be an OEM version, it will also not work, as there will be problems with activation/license.

Besides that, a restored DC will have to be at least reconfigured again to some extent in order for it to work properly after the restore. Many of it's services are bound to a specific NIC for example, and so you have to change the settings so they work with the new NIC of your new hardware.
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There are a number of image based backups that will do what you want ,including Paragon,Symantec System Restore 2013 and StorageCraft.

Licensing will vary depending upon what you are backing up.
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by:shahzoor
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It works but have the driver issues
Its good for a short interval of time as a backup
but you cannot trust a PC to act like a server for a longer period of time.
I have tested it on a Database server having windows server 2000
It worked later i migrated and upgraded windows
Still working fine on a workstation
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by:Ram Kumar Chellam
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Thx
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