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Unity Restore Using DIRT – Drive Path Changes

Question 1:

With a backup of Unity using the DIRT tool, can I restore Unity and the SQL tables to a different path than which the original Unity backup was performed. For example, Unity and SQL originally resided on the C: partition. When the server is rebuilt, Unity and SQL will both reside on the D: partition. Will the DIRT tool error out because the different locations of the Unity files and SQL tables?

Question 2:

If Unity was originally installed with MSDE and a backup was performed using the DIRT tool, can the Unity tables be restored to SQL?

Thanks.

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Cisco Employee

Re: Unity Restore Using DIRT – Drive Path Changes

Hi

1) In regards to your first question have a look at this URL

http://www.answermonkey.net/HelpFiles/UnityDisasterRecovery.htm#_Toc35338090

Extract of the document:

Restore a Unity backup on a system that has Unity installed on a different drive and/or folder name. If the system you backed up was installed to c:\CommServer and the new system you restore to is installed on E:\Unity, the restore process will fix up all references necessary to make this work.

Cisco Employee

Re: Unity Restore Using DIRT – Drive Path Changes

...and with regards to your 2nd question - DiRT doesn't care if it's MSDE or full SQL - the SQLDMO libaries I'm using work the same regardless.

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