Lennart_T Posted March 15, 2008 Report Share Posted March 15, 2008 I have a Windows 2003 server that needs a larger boot drive. Let's call it "A", On another Windows 2003 server I have Retrospect 7.0.344 with update 126.96.36.199. Let's call this server "R". I stopped server A and pulled out the C-drive (boot drive). It's a SATA drive. Server R doesn't have SATA, so I used a USB-SATA device for the old drive and another USB-SATA device for the new drive when connecting to server "R". First I tried duplicating the old drive to the new, but server A won't boot off the duplicate. Then I made a (disk) backup of the original drive and restored (the entire volume) to the replacement drive. Server A still won't boot. Finally I tried Disaster recovery, but when selecting the snapshot from the disk backup, it says: "Sorry, that snapshot can't start a Windows computer. Please select a snapshot of a Windows startup volume and try again." What? Why? It IS the "Windows startup volume". What am I doing wrong here? How can I create a bootable copy of the original hard drive? (I thought it would be better NOT to install the client software and have Windows running when doing the duplicate/backup, but that's maybe what I have to do even if some files are busy or updated during the backup?) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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