Today I tried restoring the system state of a particular windows 2003 server, to another server with the same OS and hardware.
I'm using Netbackup 7.0, i have the client installed on the destination server.
I keep getting these errors:
Error bpbrm(pid=4296) from client pickwatches2: ERR - unable to create object for restore: System State:\ (WIN32 -536805691: Unknown error)
This happens to every object in the system state. I can restore the C: ok, but not the system state objects.
Try to do it on a VM , you may not face that much issue but if you are doing on a physical server then you need to check lot of things . All the drivers,patches and also the hardware should be similar to the source server . If there is any mismatch then most of the time you will face issues .
We do lot of DR in remote site and we use different server name and overwrite on it , it works fine . But if you are carrying out actual DR then its recommened to have the same server name , ip and other related patches and updates.
We're actually doing it in a test environment. The Servers have exactly the same harware and OS.
I've just tried this with the same Hostname and its still not working. Originally it had been put on the domain, but i removed it from the domain, rebooted, renamed to same host name, rebooted.
Still not happening.
BMR is an option (which is free). You'll need to setup your environment though. Its all covered in the guide http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127064 but basically you'll need to do the following (excuse me if i miss a step)