My server died and I have decided to not replace it as using cloud services.
I have backed up data with Windows server backup to an external drive - I also backed up most of my data in the cloud as well and have restored this and operating fine. However Murphy's law there is one file that I would like from the server backup that I have not backed up on the cloud.
Is there an easy way to retrieve this file. Appears the backup if only designed to be restored to the server being backed up or an identical spec
I have looked at bare metal restore and thought initially I could restore this to a spare PC but believe the specs on machines need to be the same and even then could be issues.
I was also looking at installing windows server 2008 on PC but its 32 bit and R2 only works on 64bit and again not even sure this will work.
Appreciate any suggestions.