Today’s Quick Tip focuses on the steps involved in restoring Windows Dynamic and Logical disks in CDP 3 Enterprise and Advanced Editions.
A Bare-Metal Restore is the process of reformatting a computer/server from scratch after a catastrophic failure. In conventional methods, the process typically involves reinstalling the operating system and software applications and then, if possible, restoring data and settings. With R1Soft CDP 3 Enterprise and Advanced Editions, you can restore servers directly from disk-based backup. There is no need to first partition your drive and re-install the operating system.
There are 6 key steps to restore Windows Logical and Dynamic disks in CDP 3:
- Loading Agent in Recovery Mode and Installing the Server Key
- Restoring Windows System Volume
- Booting Windows
- Configuring Windows Logical Disks OR Dynamic Disks
- Restarting CDP Agent
- Restoring Logical Disk File Systems OR Simple Volume File Systems (in case of Dynamic Disks)
Review detailed directions, including step-by-step screenshots and commands, in our wiki:
Restoring Windows Logical Disks: Learn More
Restoring Windows Dynamic Disks: Learn More
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