How to Create a Missing System Reserve Partition (SRP)
You have omitted protected the SRP partition of your AppAssure protected Windows 2008R2 or later agent. You are forced to do a BMR or a Virtual Export. The recovery operation goes well but the exported machine does not boot. You need to find a way to quickly re-create the SRP
To recreate the SRP:
boot from a WinRE environment (Windows Install Disk would also work), navigate through the various menus to get to a Command Prompt option. Open a DOS Command Prompt.
At the DiskPart prompt type:
Note that the SRP partition has actually been created but it is reported as unformatted.
Make note of the drive letter for:
the SRP (which is shown as a raw partition)
the system volume (contains the Windows OS)
the CD you have used to boot.
For the following we assume that the SRP is shown as C:, the System Volume as F: and the CD Drive as G:
Identify the disk containing the SRP & the OS by running list disk and guiding yourself by the size of the drives. We assume that it is disk 0
Select Disk 0
Identify the number of the SRP partition (it should be 1) and select it running
select partition 1
Format the SRP
format fs=NTFS label=”SRP”
Set the SRP Partition as active by running
(Note that it is marked with an * now, when running list partition)
Change the focus from X: (the default) on the SRP partition (c:) by running:
create a folder called Boot Mkdir Boot
Copy the content of the boot folder on the system partition (F:) to the new folder.
xcopy c:\windows\system32\boot c:\boot /e /h
Copy the bootmgr from the root of the CD (g:\)
Change the focus back to drive X: and change the location to x:\sources\recovery (Note: This can only be performed if booted up from the windows CD/iso)
Reboot — your machine; it should boot all the way now.
Note: In some rare instances you need to redo the boot sector (i.e., for an mbr drive, bootsect /nt60 ALL /force /mbr)