Re: [Networker] Windows 2000 box won't boot after recovery

2005-04-26 16:58:24
Subject: Re: [Networker] Windows 2000 box won't boot after recovery
From: Davina Treiber <Treiber AT HOTPOP DOT COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 21:53:10 +0100
George Sinclair wrote:
> Hi,
> We had a Windows 2000 machine (service pack 4 with latest updates as of
> a week ago) whose hard drive failed last week. It was running an NTFS
> file system. The hard drive died sometime after the most recent 'full'
> backups were run. There were no subsequent backups after the fulls,
> however. Our primary backup server is running on Solaris.
> We installed a new drive in the same box and reinstalled Windows 2000 OS
> with service pack 4, but no later updates. Also used NTFS file system,
> same as before. This system has the same host name as the old one, too.
> We then installed Legato NetWorker client and ran the recover utility to
> recover the following "full" savesets from the previous client:
> C:\
> E:\
> We recovered E:\ first, followed by C:\ and then selected all of the
> last three special savesets, and NetWorker basically chose the order to
> recover those guys in. We did have 'overwrite and no further prompts'
> selected. The recovery went smoothly, but when we rebooted the machine,
> it got about half way through the boot process and hung; the progress
> meter stopped about half way across. We waited a long time, but no
> further action. We then power cycled the host. Same problem again. What
> should we do now? Any ideas why this would happen? Would appreciate any
> advice.
> The only thing I can think of is that we we're logged in as the domain
> administrator and not the local admin. when we ran the recovery. Not
> sure this would make a difference?
> I'm still not sure I understand just how NetWorker can recover older
> data back on top of newer stuff and still expect things to work. How
> does it manage such choreography?

I believe you should install your temporary copy of windows in a
different directory, such as WINNTTMP so that when you recover the
originals from tape you don't have the problem of failing to overwrite
files that are in use.

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