A succesfull story

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A succesfull story

Veeam Logoby cata81 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:49 pm 2 people like this post

Hi Everyone,

I want to share this ordinary IT story with you:

Last week I went to a customer that noticed me his server didn''t boot itself but he needs to press F1 to continue... I found that F1 were due some SMART issue, I thought RAID1/5 were implemented and that wasn't I big issue, but I discovered the server had only one driver and no RAID at all :shock: ! (I hope who did that server is working on hell now).

The customer had only Windows Server Backups, but I wanted to give a try with VEB (no hassle to find the Windows Server Disk), so I installed it on the server and did a full backup + Recovery ISO, the original disk was a 1TB drive but I had only two 500GB spare drives, no problem because I remember VEB can resize of the partitions easily (of course if there is enough space and there was), on the bios I also found the previous SYS Admin left the disk on IDE compatibility mode! nevermind I remember there's a (long and painful) trick to add RAID/ACHI drivers to Windows after the restore, I set the bios on RAID, set the two 500GB drives on RAID1 and started the restore and here comes the unbelievable! I found that VEB can import and inject directly the RAID/ACHI drivers on the fly :shock:! they don't guarantee the success, but in my case the server booted flawlessly at the first try :D

If I had to use the Windows Backup Restore my day would turn an hell, luckily I did a try with VEB!

Thank you guys!
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Re: A succesfull story

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:48 am 1 person likes this post


Thanks for sharing. In the timezone I am currently at, this is for me a story I'm reading during my first morning coffee and it has put a smile on my face :-)

Always fun to read things like this and very happy that you had a nice flawless recovery!


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