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jparnell
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Restore physical server to virtual machine using Data Protector 6.1

Is it possible to restore a physical server to virtual machine from the tape. Backup of the physical server is made by Data Protector 6.1.

Are there any procedures documented anywhere?

Thanks,

Esther

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RParker
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ALL backup systems work pretty much the same.

You need an agent on the system to restore / backup.

You need some sort of base OS to restore data/files.

So the procedure would simply be backup the physical server to tape. Point the backup server to the VM, and restore, it's pretty straight forward.

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jparnell
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Thanks for the reply, but isnt the hardware going to be so different that we're going to run into device driver problems?

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