Before launching a bare metal restore (BMR) for a Windows machine, the following conditions are required:
A BMR initiates a machine using a recovery point you select. The recovery point includes drivers from the previous hardware. If restoring to dissimilar hardware, then you must inject storage controller drivers into the operating system being restored using the URC after the data has been restored to the drive, This lets the restored operating system start using the new set of hardware. After the OS starts, you can then download and install any additional drivers the OS needs to interact with the new hardware.
To launch a BMR from the Rapid Recovery Core Console, perform the following tasks.
This process is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Windows machines.
The Universal Recovery Console (URC) includes access to tools that may assist you with completing a bare metal restore (BMR).You can find the following tools by clicking the center icon at the top of the Dell splash screen on a BMR target that is booted into the URC:
This feature lets you add any drivers that were not included in the ISO image but are required for a successful bare metal restore.This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Windows machines. It is part of the process for Launching a bare metal restore for Windows.
When creating a boot CD, you can add necessary drivers to the ISO image. After you boot into the target machine, you also can load storage or network drivers from within the Universal Recovery Console (URC).
If you are restoring to dissimilar hardware, you must inject storage controller, RAID, AHCI, chipset, and other drivers if they are not already on the boot CD. These drivers make it possible for the operating system to operate all devices on your target server successfully after you restart the system following the restore process.
Complete the steps in one of the following procedures to load drivers using the URC:
The following tasks are prerequisites for this procedure.
Complete the following procedure to use a portable media device to load drivers in the Universal Recovery Console (URC).
This list shows the drivers that are necessary for the hardware but are not included in the boot CD.