Multi-boot and Multi-OS systems are not supported by Bare Metal Restore (BMR).
Restores fail due to BMR not being able to identify the boot partition or create all needed partitions on the system disk.
Restore fails with:
"The disks in this system do not meet the minimum requirements for restore. The restore cannot continue. Instead, a configuration discovery will be performed to gather the current configuration of this system. "
Bare Metal Restore (BMR) does not support Multi-Boot, Multi-OS environments.
BMR recovers at the disk level and all partitions contained within it.
BMR does not operate at the individual the partition level.
For Windows installs BMR only supports Windows partition types.
For Linux installs BMR only supports Linux partition types.
Additionally, Linux does not support overlapping disk partitions.
In example below note disk partition sdka1 is a Windows type.
Its boundaries overlaps the other partitions.
Also note that it is marked as the boot partition. Because this partition type is not visible to running Linux systems, BMR is unable to capture proper boot loader information and cannot make such systems bootable.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdak1 * 16065 285153749 142568842+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdak5 16128 41945714 20964793+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdak6 41945778 94365809 26210016 83 Linux
/dev/sdak7 94365873 146785904 26210016 83 Linux
/dev/sdak8 146785968 209696444 31455238+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdak9 209696508 276799949 33551721 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Multi-Boot Partition layouts are not supported. For environments described above, BMR is working as designed.
Do not use Multi-boot systems if you wish to use Bare Metal Restore (BMR) for system recoveries.
Disks with MBR style layouts can limit number of allocated active primary partitions.
Linux native LVM is supported and suggested for those environments.
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Environments using Bare Metal Restore (BMR) on any supported NetBackup version
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