SBS 2003 and beyond

Jan 17 2009   6:51AM GMT

That was lucky



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Tags:
HyperV
Storage Craft Shadow Protect
Windows Server 2003

I got a email Monday night from one of my best customers their main LOB App Server was dead and unresponsive. Drives would go through start up and then no more activity. This was sent at midnight and I happened to check my email at 4:15 this morning so I showered and headed down that way. Got on-site and yip turn the machine on nothing so I still had my wife’s old server in my car so I brought that in and put the drives in and booted the server and it blue screened, ok┬áthis is looking promising it is needing RAID controller drivers but they couldn’t keep the server so what I did was attach a USB Drive to the server and then booted with my copy of Shadow Protect Server and once it got through the process I could see partitions. Good so I did a backup of the drives and then copied them over to the customers HyperV Server and then turned the backup files into iso files and then restored the server into the HyperV and away they went. They was lucky I checked there backups and the only good one they had was the year end backup so we went through that about keeping them checked and life was good again.

Till later just Roger

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