Cloned image using Acronis not booting
I wanted to make a backup of a RedHat server, it's a big old HP machine and it's running a fairly important piece of software. At the moment the HP machine backs up its data but not the OS and I wanted a quick way to get the server up and running again in case of hardware failure,
The machine uses 2 80GB SATA drives and not being that familiar with it (and not wanting to have the server off line for too long)I decided to boot to an Acronis disk, make an image of both disks onto a USB external drive and reboot back to RedHat afterwards, so that all went well, server is back up and running no with trouble.
Brought the USB drive back to the workshop ready to burn image to DVDs and store it.
Thought to myself hmmmm can I test the image to see if it is ok? so set up a machine with 2 80GB Sata drives and restored the image to them, however upon restarting the machine I get this:
Creating block devices
Ext2-fs unable to read super block
isofs_read_super:bread failed, dev=09:00, iso_blknum=16, block=32
Ext3-fs:unable to read super block
Kernal panic VFS unable to mount root fs on 90:00
Now I have looked around at lots of places on the net and one answer keeps coming up a lot, does the fact that these two machines have completely different hardware (motherboards, cpus etc) have something to do with why it will not boot?
Sorry if this is a completely noobish question but that's unfortunatly where I am with this
Any help appreciated