Restore system OS WHS 2011 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I tried installing windows server 2012 yesterday.  I was considering replacing WHM with it.  I formatted WHS drive, it was a one TB drive. Deleted the two partitions :the small one for WHS and then formatted the drive as one.  My line of thought was that if for some reason I did not like the server 2012 software I could re-store WHS from backups.

    I ended up not liking server 2012, it was clunky for me and after the first install and updating some stuff the dam thing locked up.  So I decided to go back to WHS 2011.  I boot the disk, select restore and cannot find the backups.  So I tell it i need to look for drivers to see the folder structure and I see both hard drives, the one with the system back up's and the ones with the client computer backups.

    The main computer backup drive is on sata 0 the hard drive I want to restore to is in Sata 1 port.  I am drawing a blank here, why can't the restore disk see the backup drive?  How can I restore in this case? 

    Please Help.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:30 AM


  • Not sure why you need to install drivers to see SATA disks. "I boot the disk" - I assume that's the WHS2011 Installation DVD? Suggest putting the drives back onto their original SATA ports before trying again and perhaps disconnect the drive which is not the boot/data drive until the re-install is successful. Is the Server backup drive on an external drive?

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    • Proposed as answer by James Xiong Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by James Xiong Thursday, October 4, 2012 2:48 AM
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:43 PM