Info 2008R2 restores  —  In order to restore a 2008R2 server, ensure that you install Altaro Physical Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 or newer, than proceed to use the 'Add Restore Source' option below.

Starting a Restore operation

  1. To simply kick off a restore, go to the [Restore] screen

  2. At this point, you have 3 options;
    1. [Onsite Backup Location] - you can use this option if you'd like to restore from the currently configured backup repository

    2. [Altaro Offsite Server] - you can use this option if you'd like to restore from your Altaro Offsite Server

      IMPORTANT: If you plan on taking the offsite backup disk only onsite to avoid restoring over a WAN connection (or if your old Altaro Offsite Server has died), you will need to create a new Altaro Offsite Server account (can be done on the same machine) and point to the disk containing your offsite backups.

    3. [Add Restore Source]- if you're restoring from a different drive or a previous backup repository, pick this option in order to point to that location specifically

      Once you've picked, go ahead and click [Next]

  3. Choose the Server name from the backups found in the chosen location, then click [Next]

  4. Pick the Backup Version you'd like to restore from the list and click [Next]

  5. Select if you would like to restore the Server as a;
    1. [Virtual Machine] - the server will be restored as a VM to a Hyper-V Host (this option will automatically attach the restore VM to Hyper-V Manager)

    2. [VHD] - if you simply want to restore one or more backed up volumes, you can pick this option (this option does not require a Hyper-V Host and will be restored to the location of your choosing)

      Once you've picked the restore type, click [Next]

  6. If you're restoring the server as a [Virtual Machine], the next step is to enter the details for your Hyper-V Host (IP/Machine Name, Domain, Username and Password). Then click on [Test Connection]. It is important to note that the Server OS is supported on the Hyper-V Host OS you'll be picking as the target. See the section 'Supported Operating Systems by target Hyper-V Host' below for more information.

    Then, simply enter the Virtual Machine Name, amount of Start up Memory, the restore location (must be a locally connected disk on that host) and whether you'd like the NIC to be disabled:

    If you're restoring one or more of the server's volumes [VHD], then you can simply select the volume/s, the restore location (can be a Physical Drive or a Network Path - LAN only) and then click [Restore]

  7. You can monitor the restore progress from the Dashboard

Supported Operating Systems by target Hyper-V Host

The Server OS you will be restoring as a VM, must be one of the supported OS's of the relevant Host OS as below: