Why does my bare metal backup only restore the system volume?

SUMMARY

Why does my bare metal backup only restore the system volume?

ISSUE

Purpose

Bare metal backups and file-level restores.

Description

When restoring from a bare metal backup, only the system volume (typically C:\) is restored.

Cause

Windows bare metal backups only back up the system volume. Partition info is backed up as well, so when restoring from a bare metal backup, only the system volume’s data will be restored but the entire logical geometry of the client will be restored.

Resolution

After restoring a bare metal backup, volumes other than the system volume are present but no data is restored. Use standard file-level restore procedures to restore this data.

See our File-level Restores video as well as the Restoring File-level Backups chapter in the Unitrends Administrator’s Guide.

 

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