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Barracuda Yosemite Server Backup

How do I restore a system from Disaster Recovery bootable media created with Yosemite Server Backup?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: one year ago

Solution #00004012



Yosemite Server Backup, versions 8.1


In a disaster strikes and you are unable to boot your system using the normal boot procedure, Yosemite Server Backup allows you to perform a restore from locally attached bootable media. For details on creating bootable Disaster Recovery media refer to Solution #3997.



  • Bootable media created with Yosemite Server Backup software
  • Most recent full backup media
  • Any incremental or differential backup media
  • The backup device needs to be local to the machine being recovered.

Disaster Recovery Process

  1. Remove all media from all cartridge disk drives, tape drives, and/or library magazine slots.
  2. Choose the device that applies to your configuration: 

    Single Media Device. If you are using a single tape or removable disk drive, insert the first bootable media into the drive.

    Table Library. If you are using a library, insert the first bootable media into slot 1 of the magazine. If the full backup used two or more media, insert the remainder of the full backup media into the library magazine in the proper order.

    CD/DVD Media Device. If you are using a CD/DVD Media Device, insert the first bootable media into the drive.

  3. Perform any special steps required to boot your computer from the device. Refer to your manufacturer's documentation for reference. Most bootable drives use a combination of power cycling and pressing the Eject button on the front panel of the device. Other devices require updates to the computer BIOS.
The following steps apply to systems running Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Linux and NetWare.
  1. When the Disaster Recovery (Phase 2) screen appears, select one of the following options and then press Enter:

    Recover Boot Disk. Select this option if your boot disk is corrupt or if you replaced the boot disk.

    Recover Entire System
    . Select this option if you replaced one or more hard disks, or to recover data to multiple hard disks, including the boot disk. This is the only option available for recovery of Linux systems.

  2. If the warning screen appears, read it and then press F10.

  3. Read through each information screen, and then press F10 to advance to the next screen.

  4. When the first confirmation message appears, select the appropriate Yes option and then press Enter.

  5. When the second confirmation message appears, select Yes, Perform the Recovery and then press Enter.

    The system does not require input until it finishes restoring the first media to your system. Restoring the first media can take up to three hours, depending on the amount of data on the media, the speed and capabilities of the device, and whether you are recovering the entire system or just the boot disk.

  6. After the system has restored the media, you will be prompted to insert the next media to restore. Select Yes, or press F10 to restore another media.

  7. After restoring the last media, remove the disaster recovery media from the device to allow your system to boot from the hard disk in subsequent steps. 

  8. Press Esc then press F10. A message is displayed stating that Yosemite Backup is restarting your computer.

  9. For Linux and NetWare systems, this completes the required steps for Disaster Recovery. You may use the standard Yosemite Server Backup options to restore incremental or differential media to your system.
  10. For Windows systems, separate restores are required to recover Windows System State, Active Directory (Solution #4038), and SQL (Solution #4039) or Exchange Databases (Solution #4040). After any additional disaster recovery restores are complete and your system has restarted, use the standard Yosemite Server Backup options to restore incremental or differential media to your system.
The following steps apply to systems running Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
  1. When the Disaster Recovery Wizard screen appears, click Continue:
  2. The recovery manager is started and the Disaster Recovery Wizard displays a list of source and target devices available on the system. Select one or more source devices to restore from and one or more target hard drives that you want to restore. Click Next to continue.
  3. A list of volumes, that were mounted when the backup was run, is displayed. Each volume is classified as to whether it is critical or not. You can deselect the volumes classified as not critical, and the recovery manager will not restore them. Click Next to start the recovery.
  4. A screen shows the status of the recovery during the process
  5. When the recovery process has completed successfully, click the Reboot button to restart your system. 
  6. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 machines obtain new account credentials during the recovery process. If the machine is a member of a domain, the trust relationship between the computer and the domain will be broken and an event will be logged with System Event ID 5721.

    To resolve this issue you will need to remove the computer from the domain, add it back into the domain, and then restart your computer.

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