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Have a question about bare metal backup. Have a server with local hard drive which is partitioned as C: and d:
C: has windows . C: and D: have program files and other applications installed.
What will I be able to restore if I do bare metal backup?
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by:Schnell Solutions
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It will restore the "Operating System". (Boot Partition, System Partition and System State). It depends where are located these components, by default C: and one additional hidden partition

Additionally you have the option for adding any other drive if decided

For your case, it looks that C corresponds to Bare Metal and you can add D additionally if desired
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by:sara2000
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Thank you for your quick reply. will it include c: program files?
I should have D: backup schedule in addition to baremetal for D: drive , am I correct?
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by:Santosh Gupta
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In addition, if you have Domain controller or any other database on the server then you have to take some additional steps.
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by:Tony Giangreco
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There are two processes to perform

1. Perform a full server backup that includes the system state and all drives
2. Create a self booting CD that runs the backup/restore utility. It should include all drivers needed to access the drives line your raid driver (if using a raid) and a tape drive driver if you are using tape.

The backup is normally is written to tape, a share on the network or an external drive. When the CD boots, it loads the drivers and asks you where the backup file is. you navigate to that location, and tell it to restore. you might need to confirm that partitions should be created and possible confirm the size.

I've used Backup Exec for this operation many times when replacing drives in a server that were too small. It's called a Bare Metal Recovery meaning you have hard drives that don't have your O/S or Data on them.
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by:Schnell Solutions
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You are correct. The backup includes C:\Program Files. Additionally, you can specify D together using the same backup schedule
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Have you tried your Bare Metal Backup & Restore?
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based on schnellsolutions
We do not need c: drive backup.
Based on your comment “ It's called a Bare Metal Recovery meaning you have hard drives that don't have your O/S or Data on them”. We have to have separate backup for C: and D: to restore the os and program files etc.
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A bare metal backup includes all drives.

Bare Metal means Everything stored on your server or Computer.
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[SS Said]

It will restore the "Operating System". (Boot Partition, System Partition and System State). It depends where are located these components, by default C: and one additional hidden partition

Additionally you have the option for adding any other drive if decided

For your case, it looks that C corresponds to Bare Metal and you can add D additionally if desired
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by:sara2000
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Thank you for your reply.
I am not taking these as my solutiuon until I try it later,
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