When you use ASR (Automated System Recovery) on Windows Server 2003 to restore, the operation fails. The ASR.log file contains:
The recovery application "ntbackup recover /1 /sifpath=C:\WINDOWS\repair\asr.sif" returned an error code 0x1f. Since this indicates an unrecoverable error, ASR cannot continue on this machine.
The Backup.log file contains:
Warning: Unable to create "c:\SFU\usr\local\lib\perl5\5.6.1\Pod" - skipped.
Reason: The system cannot find the path specified.
This behavior will occur when Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX or SUA (Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications) is installed using the Change the default behavior to case sensitive option, which creates a pod symbolic link. The Backup program cannot identify case-sensitive file names.
To workaround this behavior:
1. Start / All Programs / Windows Services for UNIX and press C Shell.
2. In C Shell, type the following command to delete the pod symbolic link:
3. Run an ASR backup by pressing Start / Run / ntbackup / OK and pressing the Automated System Recovery Wizard button after inserting a floppy disk.
4. Run an ASR restore.
5. Open C Shell to re-create the pod symbolic link:
ln -s /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/Pod /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/pod
NOTE: See Symbolic Links