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Restore a Smaller HDD

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  • Hi All,

    I would lyk to restore the windows image backup.. but I can't able to restore the backup. I have take a backup only in C drive that hard disk size is 1TB. But I will try to restore 500 GB HDD.

    If I am restore 1TB HDD is no issues. If I am restore 500 GB means it will get error.

    I have restored 1TB hard disk.. but the D drive partition also there.. but I have take backup only C drive..

    Anyone can tell me. How to backup 1TB hard disk to 500GB hard disk for restore

    Thanks & Regards

    Anand P

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:08 PM

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  • Hi Anand P,

    You mean you want to  restore the backup to a smaller hard drive, right?

    Do you use windows server backup to do backup and restore? If so,  when recovering your operating system to a new hard disk and the source disk have partitions and unallocated space at the end of the disk then the new disk size is at least as big as the partitions size.

    So you need to shrink the source volume before taking a backup and then use that backup for recovery.

    Please also check the thread discussed before.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/0b21a9c8-f216-4d11-9a40-ab7dd99b130b/restore-backup-to-a-smaller-disk

    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Friday, June 01, 2018 3:21 AM
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  • Hi,

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    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Monday, June 04, 2018 1:52 AM
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  • Hi,
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    Mary

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    Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:18 AM
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