Error EA3905E3: Bad file Record Signature, occurs while attempting restore with Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR) or Symantec System Recovery (SSR)

Problem

While attempting restore, the following error occurs failing the restore:

Error Message

Error EA3905E3: Bad file record signature.

Cause

Backup Exec System Recovery will generate this error due to the lack of space needed for disk structure meta information. Backup Exec System Recovery can restore to smaller locations, as long as there is enough space for the used data, paging file, and the metadata like MFT.

 

Solution

If the error is a result of restoring to a smaller drive, refer to the following to calculate the disk space requirements:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH231671
 

 

 

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