Re: [foxboro] Convert a Foxboro P91 Server from a P91 Dell Power Edge 2800 to a new Dell Power Edge 2900

Tom,

Your synopsis is correct. Although on rare occasion it would be
convenient to backup a box without loading the backup software, it
hasn't been an issue for me.

All of the Invensys P90, P91, and P92 come with the Dell restore cd. One
of the first things I do on the boxes we receive is to make sure BESR is
installed. Configure it to back up to our servers and I never worry
about it being backed up again. Operators never even know the backup is
being made. 



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From: foxboro-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:foxboro-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Tom VandeWater
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:08 PM
To: foxboro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [foxboro] Convert a Foxboro P91 Server from a P91 Dell
Power Edge 2800 to a new Dell Power Edge 2900

Ed and Corey,

    Ver 8.5 of Symantec Backup and Restore trial/downloadable version
does have both the Application CD image and an .iso file to create a
bootable CD for restore.  We tested that and it works.

     Ed, the Symantec Backup and Restore Ver. 7.0 sold by Invensys
comes with two CD's.  The application installation CD, (not bootable),
and the Restore CD, (bootable).  In order to do an image backup with
this arrangement you have to boot up off of the hard drive, install
the Symantec Backup Application on the hard drive, and then run the
application to do a backup.  Is that your experience?  Or do you have
a Symantec boot CD that will allow you to do a backup without loading
Symantec on the hard drive?  Symantec Ver.8.5 has to be loaded on the
hard drive to do a backup also.

     The Acronis "True Image" Backup and Restore we have been using
has both the backup and restore utility on a single bootable CD.  With
this arrangement you don't have to load anything onto the hard drive
to be able to do a backup and you can do a backup of the existing
image and then restore a different image before rebooting the box.

     The strength of the Symantec offering is that you can schedule
online backups to remote storage across the 2nd ethernet network of
all your AW's without shutting them down.

Cheers,
Tom VandeWater
Control Conversions, Inc.
Kapolei, HI

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Larsen, Ed
<ed.larsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Corey,
>
> In regards to #1. The only thing that I know that Symantec BESR does
not
> have is a trialware iso that will boot as a recovery cd. If I remember
> correctly, their trialware will let you back up for a period of time,
> but you cannot boot off a recovery cd and verify that it will restore.
> That was a Symantec shortcoming I was not happy about.
>
> I use BESR extensively for backup and restore and have not found
> anything yet I could not accomplish with it in regards to backup or
> restore of a windows box.
 
 
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