I am using DPM 2007 SP1 to provide backup/recovery of all servers.
However, when it comes to BMR (Bare Metal Recovery), DPM has to use either
Windows Backup Service (WBS - 2008) or SRT (2003) in a clumsily way.
I think by using disk2vhd tool to backup image of servers once a week, store
them off-site is a much better DR strategy. Of course, to restore VHD to a
physical server is not an easy tas, but once done, we can use the regular
DPM backup to restore the server to its most current version.
I read the article your ecommended, and still nto sure what to do. The
article is primarily for Windows 7?
I assume that I will need 2 computers, 1 is the Windows 7 technician
computer, the other is the destination server. Can you help clarify the
requirements a bit? I would like to setup a test environment to perform this
VHD to physical recovery.
"RCan" <noospam@newsgroup> wrote in message
my 1 cent here.... :-)
disk2vhd is really a great tool and offers different usage scenarios and
implementations purposes. But I personally would not rely on a single
backup/restore strategy which is based on this tool.
Generally you can also use this VHDs for physically boot-from-vhd purposes.
Yes you can directly boot this VHD without the virtualization layer and
install therefore all your hardware drivers instead of using virtualized
devices. My measured performance difference in I/O is really in a minimum
area. I would try to use fixed disks for OS partition and this can be
anytime extended on demand but you need here a dual boot environment to
start the VHD.
Only requirement here is that you run an Windows7/W2K8R2 bootloader.
Walkthrough: Deploy a Virtual Hard Disk for Native Boot http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx
Note : The applications must be VSS API "aware" like SQL, Exchange is that
you have a consistent databases during the on-the-fly snapshot with
"Bill N" <billn@newsgroup> wrote in message
> I am using Disk2VHD tols to copy servers to VHD then mount on a Hyper-V
> Lots to learn, but so far wonderful.
> I would like to use this tool fpr disaster recovery, but in order to but a
> VHD back to disk for bare metal recovery (BMR) we need a tool to reverve
> Disk2vhd.exe process.
> Please help!