Restore of System State fails with Unable to attach to one of the drives when booted into Directory Services Restore Mode on a Windows 2000 Small Business Server
Unable to attach to one of the drives.
The completed job log will display the following:
Job Completion Status:
Completed status: Failed
Final error code: a000848c HEX
Final error description: Unable to attach to one of the drives.
Final error category: Resource Errors
In order to restore the System State of a Windows 2000 server that runs Active Directory, the system has to be booted into Directory Services Restore Mode. This mode was designed to allow troubleshooting and to include recovery of directory services. Because Active Directory is not in a functional state at this time, the user must log in to the local machine. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that the credentials being used to access the System State can be authenticated locally.
The easiest method is to use the administrator account and for that reason, the administrator account is used in the following example of how to configure VERITAS Backup Exec (tm) to use alternate credentials.