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  • How to Create an ASR for Server 2003

    Hi All,

    I need to create an ASR disk to a floppy drive. Each time I try to do this, I find that the file size for the ASR is around 4GB. Is this correct?

    Is there anyway I can reduce the size of the ASR as I would need A LOT of floppy disks to save 4GB of information...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: How to Create an ASR for Server 2003

    Have a read on this:
    http://www.petri.com/what%27s_asr_in...ws_xp_2003.htm

    It will explain how to process goes...
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
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    http://blog.nessus.nl

    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
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    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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    • #3
      Re: How to Create an ASR for Server 2003

      Thanks!

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      • #4
        Re: How to Create an ASR for Server 2003

        you're welcome
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: How to Create an ASR for Server 2003

          Another quick question, the backup file that was made when I ran the ASR is around 9GB in size...... can this be saved to a USB drive? Or what kind of media should I save it to so that I can use it if I need to do an ASR? (I'm not sure if a USB drive will be recognized)

          Thanks for your help!!

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          • #6
            Re: How to Create an ASR for Server 2003

            Your floppy will contain minimal files (disk configuration plus RAID drivers etc)
            Your main ASR backup can be on any local device including USB (16Gb thumb drive, anyone?) but cannot be accessed over a LAN

            The process is to boot from the Windows CD, press F2? when prompted and put in the Floppy. This will reconfigure your drives and do a basic install of Windows
            On reboot you will be prompted for the main bkf file and the restore will continue
            Tom Jones
            MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
            PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
            IT Trainer / Consultant
            Ossian Ltd
            Scotland

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            • #7
              Re: How to Create an ASR for Server 2003

              Thanks for all the help!

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              • #8
                Re: How to Create an ASR for Server 2003

                Another question while I'm working on ASRs... Whats the difference between creating an ASR and a system state backup?

                Thanks!

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                • #9
                  Re: How to Create an ASR for Server 2003

                  Originally posted by Padfoot View Post
                  Another question while I'm working on ASRs... Whats the difference between creating an ASR and a system state backup?

                  Thanks!
                  The ASR creates a bootable disk so you can recover from serious failure, it includes a copy of the system state, as well as other items. However you can make a backup of the system state by itself for less serious failures.

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