I have just trialed a restore of a Win 2008R2 server (running on VMWare) from one of our offices to our data center also running VMWare.
I found this process quite intensive and was wondering if I'm doing this right. From my Veeam B&R Console there is no method to restore the Agent files to a VMWare server, but you can to a Hyper-V Host?
1. Veeam Agent in branch office is backing up to the data centre.
2. Create a new blank server in VMWare with the same details, including disks and SCSI no#'s.
3. Boot the new VM from the Veeam restore media .iso.
4. Choose bare metal recovery.
5. Load the network drivers, set server IP, map a drive to the veeam.vib files.
6. Select manual restore (advanced), manually map the restore HDD's to the server as this was incorrect using the default method.
7. Let the server restore.
8. Edit the server change the LAN, boot the server.
9. Set the IP address back on server.
The server did restore in the data centre and booted fine. Is there an easier way to do this and is it 100% critical that I map the HDD's the same from one environment to the other?
My next task is to use this method to move / restore a Win Server on XEN to VMWare. The diffewrence is that once the server boots I need to remove all the Citrix drivers etc and install VMWare tools other wise the server BSOD upon boot.