This is just a general query about how WinPE handles dynamic disks.

Let me explain the scenario...

I'm using Backup Exec System Recovery to migrate one server to another. The
SRD (Symantec Recovery Disk) is based on WinPE (you boot off it and then
restore the volumes to the new server).

My source server has 2 disks (1 basic and 1 dynamic). The dynamic disk has 5
simple volumes. When I try to restore this to a new server (with 2 blank
disks), the restore fails. This is because the SRD sees the dynamic disks
volumes as primary partitions and can only restore 4 to any single disk. If I
add another disk, I can then restore.

I'm being told that this is a limitation with WinPE and how it handles
dynamic disks. Can anyone confirm this for me and explain exactly what the
limitation is? If you can provide any documentation that backs this up, it
would be very useful.

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Does the Symantec Boot Disk display anything about a volume with ID 80? Usually they will have a volume that is a accumulation of all volumes that you can back up. This is the case with GSS 2.5 disks.
Answered 11/05/2008 by: jace5869
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Thanks for your response but I dont really understand your question. Can you please be more specific?
Answered 11/06/2008 by: Topcat
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