Windows Server 2012 R2 fails to boot after restore

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Windows Server 2012 R2 fails to boot after restore

Veeam Logoby Technogod » Tue May 02, 2017 12:33 am

I have a basic Windows Server 2012 R2 installation. I used VAW RTM Free Edition to restore my full backup and it failed to boot. Can I restore a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation with VAW RTM Free Edition?
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Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 fails to boot after restore

Veeam Logoby vClintWyckoff » Tue May 02, 2017 7:06 am

Yes this is a supported configuration. Just to clarify, you've created the recovery media and are trying to perform a bare metal recovery of the machine?
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Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 fails to boot after restore

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue May 02, 2017 11:54 am

Technogod,

Can you also clarify what error you got while booting after recovery (or was it BSOD)? Was the recovery media created on this machine with drivers being included? Thanks.
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Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 fails to boot after restore

Veeam Logoby Technogod » Tue May 02, 2017 5:40 pm 2 people like this post

I created a new VHD rather than restoring over top of the original. Restore worked perfectly. My new VHD was slightly smaller. VAW asked me to do a manual partition and it shrunk the primary partition for me. Amazing! Best backup software I've ever used.
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Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 fails to boot after restore

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue May 02, 2017 9:08 pm

Glad to hear you are up and running. Cheers!
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