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Using HP Data Protector 6.0 it is possible to restore a physical server to a virtual machine or different hardware.

You may wish to restore a physical server to a virtual machine for testing without having to shutdown the server you are
You may wish to restore a physical server to newer or different hardware, although its always best practice to reinstall on newer

Restore Procedure:
1. Build a new server as a virtual machine or on different physical hardware.
Ensure server is running the same operating system version, 32bit or 64bit as the server you want to restore.
2. Install the Data Protector agent as per the Server 2008 client install instructions mentioned above.
3. On Cellman, open up the Data Protector Management console.
4. Select restore from the scope pane.
5. Select the server you want to restore, select Configuration.
Selecting properties on the restore component to select which date you want to restore from.
6. Select the destination set the Target client to the server you have just built
7. Set the conflict handling to Overwrite
8. In the devices tab select a device that is free.
9. Select Restore
10. At the Start Session Menu that appears accept the defaults.

Once the Configuration has been restored, restore the C:\ & E:\ Drives using the same method as described above.

11. Reboot the server

12. If the server manages to boot up correctly after the restore then Server2008 boot loader recognises the raid controller and is able
to load windows. If this is not the case, when you restart the server the following error message appears:
c:\windows\system32\winload.exe status 0xc000000e, then
You will need to follow the steps below to resolve the boot problem.

13. Insert & Boot the Windows Server 2008 installation CD/DVD. Use the same OS version as the server you just restored.
14. (If you are restoring the server to a virtual machine press the esc key to load the Boot Loader.
15. At the install screen select language etc..
16. At the install windows screen select Repair your computer.

17. At the system recovery options screen note the OS location is unknown, select next to proceed.
18. select command prompt
19. cd to windows\system32

20. type in the following command:

X:\Windows\System32\bcdedit /store C:\boot\bcd /enum all
This command will output the BCD store, note that the {bootmgr} and {default} will have device and osdevice set to
21. set the device and OS device to boot using the following commands:
bcdedit /store C:\boot\bcd /set {bootmgr} device boot
bcdedit /store C:\boot\bcd /set {default} device boot
bcdedit /store C:\boot\bcd /set {default} osdevice boot
22. Make sure the settings have been made as expected by printing out the BCD again.
X:\Windows\System32\bcdedit /store C:\boot\bcd /enum all

23. Reboot the server, it should boot correctly now.

A full list of BCDEdit command line options can be found here: