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  • Hi,

    Recently we had a Server OS crash and we were left with just one option i.e. re-installation of Windows OS. Now, I don't want this to happen again as our organization uses ERP application and is quite critical. I want to know a way to create a restore point on Windows 2008 R2 like we used to do in Windows 7. I have tried with a few solutions on the forums like calling some 2 commands to add the tab in Advance Options etc but nothing solved my problem.

    Please help.


    Bhushan Chanda

    Friday, October 18, 2013 6:05 AM

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  • Hi,

    Is there any hardware errors ?

    I would suggest you to have a enterprise backup software to help you protect your data. In the event of failures you will be able to restore the information.

    Try storage craft - shadow protect.


    Guowen Su
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:17 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. Well, we have Cisco Server's placed and we are using an Enterprise Application. We were not able to Boot Windows, as the server was not able to detect the drives. We had a call log with Cisco, but they said, its an OS error. And, we had just one way to go. 

    Its quite tough to believe that an enterprise server doesn't have backup's and restore points for OS.


    Bhushan Chanda

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:41 AM
  • Hi,

    My pleasure. But meanwhile have you also try re-initialize the hard disk ? because usually servers comes with Raid level configuration.


    Guowen Su
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:35 PM
  • Hi,

    We already had a Raid 10 configurations for our Servers. So, what do you mean by re-initializing?


    Bhushan Chanda

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 6:21 PM
  • I believe what Guowen is saying is.. on the server Raid manager, you might need to check if the disk are still functioning properly. From Server raid manager there is a configuration which allows you to re-initialize the hard disk. which means the server raid manager will go and read and locate where your OS is situated.
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 11:38 AM