Restoring MBR format disk to NVMe SSD

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Restoring MBR format disk to NVMe SSD

Veeam Logoby swin12 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:20 pm

If the disk type for my backup was MBR, should I be able to restore it to an NVMe SSD? Currently I haven't been able to get this to work.

I have the option to change between Legacy and UEFI boot in the BIOS settings, but the result is the same (black screen -> return to boot menu).
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Re: Restoring MBR format disk to NVMe SSD

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:28 pm

Hi Ryan,

Can you elaborate was the operating system and system reserved partitions both restored via BMR? Thanks.
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Re: Restoring MBR format disk to NVMe SSD

Veeam Logoby swin12 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:51 pm

Hi Dima,

The OS is Windows 10, and I have 3 partitions from the source:

1. System Reserved
2. Windows
3. Lenovo Recovery Partition

I kept the partition scheme from the source, so I attempted to restore all 3 of the partitions listed above.

I am unsure what happens behind the scenes during this process, but I assume Veeam Endpoint uses the same partition style as the source (in this case MBR) during recovery?
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Re: Restoring MBR format disk to NVMe SSD

Veeam Logoby Technogod » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:52 am

You will need to perform a clean install. Your system is MBR. NVMe system drive boot requires UEFI and GPT partition.
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Re: Restoring MBR format disk to NVMe SSD

Veeam Logoby swin12 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:55 pm

Is this true for a volume level restore atop a clean install of Win10?
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Re: Restoring MBR format disk to NVMe SSD

Veeam Logoby Anguel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:04 pm

Any update on this? Programs like Macrium Reflect can do this, so Veeam should be able to do it also?
https://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50151.aspx
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Re: Restoring MBR format disk to NVMe SSD

Veeam Logoby Technogod » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:03 am

I read the Macrium Reflect Knowledge Base Article. After you restore the partition you are referred to another Knowledge Base Article to fix the boot problem. This is a complex procedure. Veeam Agent is designed for backup and restore of a fully functioning system making it as easy as possible to backup and restore your system. For what you are trying to accomplish. Macrium Reflect is your best option.
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Re: Restoring MBR format disk to NVMe SSD

Veeam Logoby Anguel » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:35 pm

Wow, I just found this:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... mbr-to-gpt
Sounds really nice :-)
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