Restore your backup on a second harddrive and boot from it?

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  1. pippipie

    pippipie Registered Member

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    Hi there:)

    I have a question to a specific problem. Here it is:

    Situation:

    Operating System: Windows XP
    Acronis True Image V10.0 Home Edition
    Installed HDD:
    - HD1 :: One on the IDE Bus 230GB => Used to restore data
    - HD2 :: One on the SCSI Bus 280GB => Used as Master
    - HD3 :: One on USB 150GB => Used for Backup files .tib

    What I'm trying to archive:

    Every week I produce a Backup to HD3. from time to time I do restore the backup from HD3 to HD1. The idea is to restore the data to HD1 so that when HD2 would break down I could simply boot from HD1 instead from HD2 as normally. The goal is to simply switch HD.

    Problem:

    Unfortunately this is not working:( . When I try to boot from the restored HD1Windows would start until the blue screen appears a then does arrest
    ( Stops ). At this moment I would have only HD1 and HD3 installed cause HD1 would be broken.

    Question:o_O

    How can I make sure that the restored Data ( with Operating System ) could be booted from HD1 when HD2 is broken downo_O

    Regards

    Pierluigi Pippi
    Webmaster
     
  2. jaycee

    jaycee Registered Member

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    Hi,

    You cannot with Home version autmatically switch the disk access form SCSI to IDE or SATA. That is (c) Universal Restore on Corporate versions, as Workstation.

    You'd have to do it the hard way, by looking on internet to find a way to replace the pointer to boot files from SCSI:0:0 to IDE:0:0 (just an way of talking)

    I would say... Good luck, or buy a second SCSI disk even smaller would be MUCH easier.

    Jaycee
     
  3. pippipie

    pippipie Registered Member

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    This is what I thought.

    Thank you for confirming the issue.

    Regards

    Pierluigi Pippi
     
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