59944: Acronis Backup: Applying Universal Restore on DELL PowerEdge R430 with Windows Server 2008R2 SP1

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Prerequisites

  • OS to restore should be Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 since DELL does not provide drivers for PERC S130 RAID controller for earlier versions.
  • System boot mode should be set to BIOS (System Setup -> System BIOS -> Boot Settings) since Windows Server 2008 R2 has compatibility issues with UEFI boot mode and GPT boot devices.
  • Acronis Universal Restore version 11.7.40060

Prepare drivers

Prepare an empty folder for drivers, referenced further as the Drivers Folder.

Intel C610 chipset drivers

  1. Download Chipset_Driver_3X9CG_WN64_10.1.2.77_A07.EXE file from http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=3X9CG.
  2. Launch it, click Extract, and choose a temporary folder to extract package contents to.
  3. Open Command Prompt, locate the temporary folder from step 2 and issue the following command:
    SetupChipset.exe /extract c610
  4. Copy the c610 folder with extracted drivers into Drivers Folder.

Intel C610 chipset USB 3.0 driver

  1. Download Chipset_Driver_6CRD9_WN64_4.0.5.55_A03.EXE file from http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=6CRD9.
  2. Launch it, click Extract, and choose a temporary folder to extract package contents to.
  3. Locate Drivers subfolder inside the temporary folder from step 2 and copy it into Drivers Folder under usb3 name.

PERC S130 Controller

  1. Download SAS-RAID_Driver_DVYVM_WN64_4.2.0-0009_A00.EXE file from http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=DVYVM.
  2. Launch it, click Extract, and choose a temporary folder to extract package contents to.
  3. Locate payload\win764 subfolder inside the temporary folder from step 2 and copy it into Drivers Folder under s130 name.

Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet

  1. Download Network_Driver_TD70Y_WN64_20.2.0_20.02.04.01.EXE from http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=TD70Y.
  2. Launch it, click Extract, and choose a temporary folder to extract package contents to.
  3. Open Command Prompt, locate the temporary folder from step 2 and issue the following command:
    BrcmSetup.exe /extract_all:<second temporary folder path>
  4. Copy all contents of <second temporary folder>\Program Files 64\Broadcom\BDRVINST\ folder into Drivers Folder under b57 name.

Matrox Video Driver

  1. Download Video_Driver_6XDCG_WN64_2.4.1.0_A00.EXE from http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=6XDCG;
  2. Open Command Prompt, locate the folder with the Video_Driver_6XDCG_WN64_2.4.1.0_A00.EXE file downloaded and issue the following command:
    Video_Driver_6XDCG_WN64_2.4.1.0_A00.EXE /s /extract=<temporary folder>
  3. Locate payload subfolder inside the temporary folder from step 2 and copy it into Drivers Folder under g200er name.

Prepare Acronis Universal Restore WinPE-based bootable media

  1. Launch Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder version 11.7.50221.
  2. On the first screen, click Next.
  3. On the second screen, choose Windows PE, then click on a link near the To build a Windows PE media for Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607), and save adksetup.exe:
  4. Launch adksetup.exe and click Next until you reach the Select the features you want to install screen. Leave only Deployment tools and Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) options checked, and click Install:
  5. Restart Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder, choose Windows PE, check Create x64 media and Create WinPE automatically, and click Next:
  6. On the Specify path to drivers screen, click Add and choose the Drivers Folder, then click Next:
  7. On the Select the media output screen, choose ISO, then specify a location and name for the ISO file:
  8. On the Summary screen, click Proceed and wait for completion.
  9. Use the prepared ISO to build a media (CD/DVD/USB Flash) which is suitable for booting the target system. NOTE! Use MBR partition scheme!
  10. Place Drivers Folder on the prepared media or any separate media/location available from the target system.

Apply Universal Restore

  1. Boot target system with the prepared media. Acronis Universal Restore window appears.
  2. In Automatic driver search section, click Add folder and choose the Drivers Folder from media/location selected in step 10 of the previous section.
  3. In Mass storage drivers to install anyway section, click Add driver, locate s130 subfolder inside Drivers Folder and check both “Dell PERC S130 Configuration Device” and “Dell PERC S130 Controller [storport]”.
  4. Click OK and wait for completion.
  5. Click Reboot.
  6. Wait up to 15 minutes after the first system restart, then system restarts again, boots into the recovered Windows and automatically completes the installation of drivers.
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