Bare Metal Restore

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Bare Metal Restore

Veeam Logoby dbrown » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:55 pm

For us to use Veeam Endpoint as a Backup/Recovery Option for a dead system, we need the ability to use the Bare Metal recovery option. This didn't seem to work for us.
We:
- created the Recovery Media (.iso), then did an "Entire Computer" backup to a DataDomain file share.
- We then created a VMware VM and booted it with the .iso
- Then restored the system from the backup, and set the partition to active.

However, the VM would never boot on it's own. Just sits at a black screen.

Any issues with doing this type of restore to VMware, or am I just missing some steps?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Re: Bare Metal Restore

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:23 pm

Hello Doug,
Users reported that this workaround (I call this solution a workaround because it was not designed for this purpose) works. You said you are backing up to DataDomain file share – is the duplication enabled for the said folder? Is it possible to run restore test from non-deduplication storage? Thank you.
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Re: Bare Metal Restore

Veeam Logoby dbrown » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:10 pm

I will try that. i'm surprised that the deduplication should matter, as the DD should be serving out the equivalent of undedup'd data.
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Re: Bare Metal Restore

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:33 pm

It might be since its BETA :wink:
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