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I am tiring to setup a DR plan with Retrospect 6.5 and Windows XP pc's. I

have successfully created the backup and ISO image onto a network share.

When trying to test the DR, Windows fails to boot after the restore is

complete. I have tried doing a restore with the backup files on a DVD and

also the extended Windows install and connect to the backup files across the

network. Both fail at the same time which is moments after the reboot. Last

file loaded in safe mode is Mup.sys. I have done a backup on 2 different

Windows XP pc's. One with SP1 and one with SP2. Both fail at the same point.

 

Can you please help?

 

Thanks,

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Hi

 

Are you using Retrospect Professional? If so, are you trying to do disaster recovery on network machines? Are you running the restore on identical hardware to that which was used in the backup?

 

Thanks

Nate

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I'm using Retrospect Multi Server Version 6.5.319.

 

The first attempt to restore was on "like" PC's. The Second restore was on the same PC. I'm only using the network for storage space. The Backup, DR Image and Restore are all run from the PC.

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Hi

 

First - update to Retrospect 6.5.350, run another backup and recreate the disaster recovery CD using the newly created snapshot.

 

If you are doing this on a SP2 machine you will need to use a Windows install CD that includes SP2 to create the DR CD.

 

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Nate

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Hi Nate,

 

Sadly upgrading to 6.5.350 and recreating the backup and DR Image made no difference. I am using a SP2 slipstreamed I386 folder for DR Image.

 

Any other ideas?

 

Regards,

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Hi

 

To clarify - is it the DR setup that is failing or does the machine die after you have run the restore?

 

Are you using any selectors in your backup? Were there any errors in the backup? Are you able to boot into safe mode after the restore?

 

Rather than use a DR CD, will the machine work If you install XP and do a live restore?

 

Thanks

Nate

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