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Re: [ADSM-L] Need docs for W2008 R2 ASR restore with the 6.2.3 client.

2011-07-28 17:10:28
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Need docs for W2008 R2 ASR restore with the 6.2.3 client.
From: Robert Clark <robert.clark7 AT USBANK DOT COM>
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:07:23 -0700
Hi Andrew,

In step 5, we're directed to copy the bootmgr to the hidden parition. Do I
get the volid for the hidden partition from MOUNTVOL? It doesn't appear
that we have a hidden partition. (We're using MBR instead of GPT, in case
that matters.)

The specific step is:
copy C:\Windows\BOOT\PCAT\bootmgr
\\?\Volume{8d587603-54e6-11df-803c-0014a4db5a82}\

We're not having any boot problems, so maybe this step is no longer
required?

Reading notes on how to avoid this hidden partition wtih Windows 7, it
appears that it was only 100MB in the RTM release, and has changed to
200MB more recently.

We still have at least one roadblock to fix:

After the "dsmc restore systemstate" and "dsmc restore \\machine_name\c$\*
c:\ -subdir=yes -repl=yes" steps, it appears we have a more or less
successful restore.

But we're only getting one successful restore as Administrator. After the
first logout, the second login is locked out with "Group Policy Client
service failed the logon Access is Denied".

Even with system state and the contents of C:\ restored, it appears the
result varies from the original system we backed up.


One more item: The ASR you mention below, is different from the ASR
referenced in by the client during the restore? The ASR mentioned by the
client is for Windows 2000 systems? ASR in this context (Windows 2008)  is
system state plus some partition related magic?


Thanks,
[RC]




From:   Andrew Raibeck <storman AT US.IBM DOT COM>
To:     ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Date:   07/19/2011 03:25 PM
Subject:        Re: [ADSM-L] Need docs for W2008 R2 ASR restore with the
6.2.3 client.
Sent by:        "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU>



Hi Robert,

You should be able to use the procedure outlined in the 6.2.2 manual.

Important note: WinPE 3.0 has issues that can cause the ASR part of the
restore to fail. Therefore make sure you use WinPE 3.1, which consists of
installing the AIK for Windows 7 (WinPE 3.0), then applying the
"supplemental" package for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (which brings
the WinPE version to 3.1).

WinPE 3.0:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=696DD665-9F76-4177-A811-39C26D3B3B34


Supplemental package that brings WinPE to 3.1 (must be installed on top of
WinPE 3.0 using the XCOPY command described in the link):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0AEE2B4B-494B-4ADC-B174-33BC62F02C5D


We are currently evaluating the best way to update the documentation for
ASR restores on NT 6 OSes, but the version in the client manual for now is
the procedure.

After booting the WinPE media, you don't need to do anything prior to the
restore. ASR handles the partitioning of your disks for you.

And yes, there can be multiple versions of the system state available for
restore.

Important note: The ASR restore method is supported only with BIOS-based
systems. If you have a physical system with EFI, it won't work.

Best regards,

Andy Raibeck
IBM Software Group
Tivoli Storage Manager Client Product Development
Level 3 Team Lead
Internal Notes e-mail: Andrew Raibeck/Hartford/[email protected]
Internet e-mail: storman AT us.ibm DOT com

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager support web page:
http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/Tivoli/Tivoli_Storage_Manager


"ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu> wrote on 2011-07-19
17:49:33:

> From: Robert Clark <robert.clark7 AT USBANK DOT COM>
> To: ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu
> Date: 2011-07-19 17:51
> Subject: Need docs for W2008 R2 ASR restore with the 6.2.3 client.
> Sent by: "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT vm.marist DOT edu>
>
> Hi list,
>
> Has anyone seen a recent document on Windows 2008 system recovery using
> WinPE and ASR? (We're using the 6.2.3 client.)
>
> I've found redpaper REDP-3703-00, its better than nothing, but is pretty
> dated: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp3703.html?Open
>
> I've looked at
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21164812
> although it is a bit scattered and doesn't mention the 6.2.x client.
>
> I've also looked over the section the TSM 6.2.2 information center:
> http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tsminfo/v6r2/topic/
> com.ibm.itsm.client.doc/t_res_asrstepswin_vista.html
>
> This piece leaves me with some questions:
>
> What comes just prior to this in the restore process?
>
> What are the assumptions about the state of the local drives before the
> "restore systemstate" is started? Diskpart'd? Volumes created? File
> systems formatted?
>
> In the section on asrmode, "restore systemstate -asrmode=yes -inactive
> -pick" is given as a possible command line syntax. Will we have more
than
> one version of system state available, when using the 6.2.3 client for
> backups? (I''m checking this one next, after the test restore I'm runing
> completes.)
>
> Thanks,
> [RC]
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