Can we restore an archive from external hdd

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  1. Pyro7

    Pyro7 Registered Member

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    Hi Friends,

    I have backed up my friends computer using Paragon Backup and Recovery 2011 and stored the Archive file to my external Seagate hdd. Now when i try to recover the Archive on a virtual machine in vmware using the paragon boot up disc, it does not detect my external hdd even though if i have the usb running on my vm.

    Can archives backed up on another computer be restored in virtual machines?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    It is possible to restore backup in Virtual Machine .
    But (!) Linux-based Recovery CD may not have proper drivers to detect VMs USB-connected drive.

    I would recommend the following: share the External drive with backup and adjust VM settings to be able to view the shared drive.
    Then use Network Configuration wizard from Paragon Recovery CD to mapp the network drive.
    In the Restore wizard select the archive located on network to restore.
     
  3. Pyro7

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    Ok here is what i did

    1. Created a new win 7 vm with 200 gb hdd. C drive to 65 gb and the rest to D.
    2. Rebooted the virtual machine with Paragon recovery and recovered the Archive file from drive D.
    3. It showed successful recovery but the system does not start instead it gives blue screen of death :(

    Is there anything wrong with Archive itself?
     
  4. cincinnatijack

    cincinnatijack Registered Member

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    You may need to do the P2V Adjust Wizard, that will help adjust the OS inside the virtual drive.
     
  5. Pyro7

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    Thanks, I will try p2v adjust and let you know if this worked. Thanks a lot friends :D
     
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