I'm in the process of testing out various scenarios using the Beta Veeam for Windows Agent. One specific scenario I'm getting hung up on is related to doing a bare metal restore to dissimilar hardware.
I have a case open for this issue, it is 02084091.
My issue seems to be surrounding restoring my backup to a system that has a smaller hard drive than the original system that was backed up. This is a quick summary of steps I've taken to get to this point.
1.) Load USB bootable Veeam Recovery Media environment on target system and start the bare metal recovery
2.) Connect to storage that contains my source backup to restore from and select restore point to restore to
3.) Select Entire computer as the restore mode, receive error that it is unable to auto-match disks and to use manual restore more
4.) Change to Manual restore (advanced) mode
5.) Disk mapping is listed with the 100MB Window Partition which when checked shows the restore layout as "Automatic". It also lists the System (C:) volume with a capacity of 232.8GB, which when checked gives me a warning stating "Cannot find original disk layout. Do you want to partition this disk manually?"
6.) I select yes to the warning prompt and a Disk Mapping window appears, which shows the 100MB Windows Volume marked as a Restored Volume and has the remaining portion of the 120GB drive available. I right click on the remaining portion of the drive and select Restore > Disk 0 > System (C:) (232.8GB). I then get prompted with "This volume is larger than the specified destination. Shrink the volume to fit the destination? I respond yes.
7.) It then goes to a state of "Analyzing Volume's contents"... and then shows that the System (C:) volume is allocated to the remaining space.
8.) Once everything finishes I move to the summary page where I start the restore
The restore kicks off at this point and then part way through I receive an error about shrinking the drive. This is a link to a screenshot of the restore window. The error code listed at the end of both of the errors lines is 0x80042574.
Any help on this issue would be appreciated.