+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, VM from baremetal backup in Technical; Just looking at disaster recovery after reading another thread, we use server 2008 R2 and do a baremetal backup, if ...
  1. #1
    TechSupp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,972
    Thank Post
    320
    Thanked 126 Times in 106 Posts
    Rep Power
    42

    VM from baremetal backup

    Just looking at disaster recovery after reading another thread, we use server 2008 R2 and do a baremetal backup, if we do have a disaster what prog can I use to run the baremetal as a vm? I currently use virtualbox for creating base images etc so happy with that, possible to use that? Would it just be a case of main server fails, just boot up the vm, all back on line and everyone happy till server sorted or is that too simistic a view?

  2. #2

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,625
    Thank Post
    747
    Thanked 1,707 Times in 1,520 Posts
    Rep Power
    437
    Does your backup solution create that as a vhd?

    Ben

  3. #3
    TechSupp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,972
    Thank Post
    320
    Thanked 126 Times in 106 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    Now thats a good point! Presumed it did (we just use winxows backup) but if it didnt couldnt i just run a disk2vhd to create one?

  4. #4

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,625
    Thank Post
    747
    Thanked 1,707 Times in 1,520 Posts
    Rep Power
    437

  5. Thanks to plexer from:

    TechSupp (29th March 2013)

  6. #5
    TechSupp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,972
    Thank Post
    320
    Thanked 126 Times in 106 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    Yes, think that's what I was after, the bare metal backup produces a vhd which I can load up in Virtualbox.

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    227
    Thank Post
    21
    Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    That could prove very useful. And very handy to know that it's possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. VirtualPC 2007 - Load vm from network?
    By craigg in forum Windows
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 9th February 2010, 09:40 PM
  2. XenServer (free version) - moving vms from a downed host server cleanly?
    By pete in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15th January 2010, 09:42 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd November 2009, 02:05 AM
  4. Restore system state from network backup
    By sparkeh in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 9th July 2009, 01:07 PM
  5. File recovery from a backup tape
    By yabbadabba in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21st January 2009, 10:27 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •