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Restore Win2003sp1 from ml350g3 to ml350g4 - urgent pls

 
rogerpatel
Advisor

Restore Win2003sp1 from ml350g3 to ml350g4 - urgent pls

Hi, need some help.

I have a Windows 2003sp1 DC server running on the following :

ML350g3
2 PIII Pro
Smart array 6400
4 x scsi 71gb
1 x Raid 5 Logical drive
c:=25gb
d:=remaining
Windows 2003 sp1
The server is our only DC
Full Backup using Brightstore 11.5 including all drives and system state.

I need to restore the tape to a

ML350 G4
1 P4
Smart array 6400
4 x scsi 71gb
1 x Raid 5 Logical drive
c:=25gb
d:=remaining
Windows 2003 sp1

The old G3 Server has been stolen, so all we have is the new hardware and a load of backup tapes.

I have tried building the server with windows and all patch's then booting up in Directory Restor mode, then doing a restore of the C and System state however the server alsways comes up with a blue screen and we cant get into any windows (safe mode, vga etc)

Can some one please assit me in this one.

Thanks

Roger
3 REPLIES
Scott A. Fog
Advisor

Re: Restore Win2003sp1 from ml350g3 to ml350g4 - urgent pls

Did you do a parallel install? You need to install windows to a different directory, like c:\Windowsrecovery then restore. If you install to c:\windows the restore will not be able to overwrite all of the files and conflicts can occur.
Gus Kwong
Respected Contributor

Re: Restore Win2003sp1 from ml350g3 to ml350g4 - urgent pls

Hi Roger,

This happens because they have different HAL so a plain restore would not work.

Follow the steps at this URL http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q263532

At least you have backup tapes and all the data so you are half way there already!

Gus

Learning never ends
rogerpatel
Advisor

Re: Restore Win2003sp1 from ml350g3 to ml350g4 - urgent pls

Scott, have you every tried installing windows 2003 into a temp directory..

If so, how is this done, i have tried and cant find any option where we can specify a directory to install windows.

Thanks