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NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 12.0 - User Guide for Plug-ins

Introducing NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-ins Deploying NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Using the Plug-in Offline Client
Plug-in Server: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Server Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Offline Client Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Backing up data with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Offline Client
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Plug-in Live Client for Windows: an overview Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Windows Backing up data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Linux
Plug-in Live Client for Linux: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Linux Generating a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Creating the required bootable CD for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Recovering a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux
NetVault Bare Metal Recovery physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery Troubleshooting

NetVault Bare Metal Recovery physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery

Installing SCSI and IDE device drivers on a physical machine

If you are using the Linux-based Plug-in Offline Client and you are migrating a physical server to a virtual environment in which the Client is Windows-based, install the disk drivers on the OS before you back up the machine. The restored VM does not boot up because the restored image contains SCSI/IDE drivers for the source physical machine. The restored VM does not have the drivers for the target VM’s SCSI/IDE controller. This issue causes a blue screen error and the boot fails, as it cannot find any disks.

The solution is to create the “.inf” file that informs the Windows installer to load the appropriate drivers to the system and make correct registry entries every time Windows boots. Installation of the “.inf” file is required prior backing up the physical machine so that after the restore, the correct driver is loaded and detects the VMware IDE/SCSI controller.

Quest provides the following device driver “.inf” files:

“vm_ide_2008.inf”: IDE device driver for Windows Server 2008
“vm_lsi_2008.inf”: SCSI device driver for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

You can download the device driver “.inf” files from the Quest website.

1
Copy the required device driver, for example, “vm_ide_2008.inf,” to the physical machine.
3
When the Hardware Installation warning message is displayed, click Continue Anyway.

Supported physical to virtual configurations

The following configurations are currently supported for Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit).

IDE

IDE

IDE

SCSI

SATA

IDE

SATA

SCSI

SCSI

IDE

SCSI

SCSI

Troubleshooting

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