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Backup Exec System State Restore

There is no such thing as redirection in backup exec for a system state recovery.  It will let you do this at least in version 9.1 (yeah I roll old school).  It restores the files just not in the right place.  You must change the name to match the old machine then run the recovery normally without file redirection.  In my case the old machine is still running, but it won’t for the life of me convert from VMware GSX 3.0.0 to VMware server 1.02.  So I just wanted to restore the system state to a new VM I created then restore the date files all the while keeping the old server up and running.

Instead I had to shut down the original server, assume the identity in the fresh install and recover system state.  Then shut it down and change the name and IP and restart the old server.  I am now doing the full recovery of the date files to the new VM.  When I am ready to change to the new VM I will shutdown IIS run a differental backup and restore that to the new server.  All in all less then a half hour of downtime.

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  1. December 14, 2010 at 10:47 am

    ” Then shut it down and change the name and IP and restart the old server. I am now doing the full recovery of the date files to the new VM. When I am ready to change to the new VM I will shutdown IIS run a differental backup and restore that to the new server. All in all less then a half hour of downtime.”
    Intresting. I would like details!

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