sbs 2011 after restoring from system image, unable to boot now. Something is wrong with partitions I guess
Posted on 2014-10-14
While installing SBS 2011 there was one Virtual drive. The partitions were System Partition(EFI) & windows partition (C:). We added another virtual data drive (D:) later.
The server was working fine with the two VD from ages. (One with OS & another with DATA)
After we replace the RAID controller with an upgraded model & with new capacity HDD, we need to restore the sever using the backups.
Before the RAID card upgrading we did a backup of full server using the Microsoft backup utility.
Now I am restoring the server using system image by bootable Sbs 2011 CD & choosing system repair - image recovery.
I was expecting that the two new HDD would restore as previously. I.e on the first bootable drive their should be system partition & windows partition & on another drive it should be data disk (D:)
But to my surprise
C partition is getting restored on the second drive (which is not the active drive)
System partition & data disk D: is restored to active first drive.
I am unable to boot the server.
While booting, it is showing blue screen & suggesting to run chkdsk /f
chkdsk is taking too much of the time, its taking 4 hours to reach 5% of phase 1 (new HDD is 1 TB each)
Please suggest some solution. I can again restore from the backup image.