Dima P. wrote:Thanks! The original OS in backup is Windows 7, is that correct? Or thats the only driver that works in BMR?
Original OS was Server 2016. The only RAID driver that seems to work with Veeam Agent is the Windows 7 one, which doesn't work for Windows Server 2016, and I couldn't find a way to inject the Windows Server 2016 RAID driver after the recovery ISO had already been created.
As this company doesn't use a paid-for Veeam product I didn't feel it was appropriate to call Veeam for help.
We tried using another backup solution (StorageCraft's Shadow Protect) to do the same thing, but we get the same BSOD "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE". Not sure what is causing it. According to our records this company had an old but still valid licence with StorageCraft, so I called them for technical support. After sending off heaps of logs they say the boot partition of the old server may be partially corrupted. We tried several recovery options but all failed with the same BSOD that Veeam was showing. We tried installing Server 2016 with the hope of doing a restore of only the OS partition, keeping the installed boot partitions, but instead of a GPT install we got an MBR install; Microsoft says probably because of the format of the USB drive that the ISO was installed to, which wasn't the original USB stick that was used to install the old server.
After having wasted two days on this with no progress my boss pulled the plug on this. I did a clean install of Server 2016 on the new hardware and migrated all the emails and data over. Not an ideal solution but I had no options as the original server was randomly freezing, with no pattern other than it could be anywhere between 1 hour and 5 days until the next freeze.
Given that this was our first Bare Metal Restore of a server-class machine with RAID drives it wasn't a good result