July 7, 2014, 3:03 p.m.

Dell Server and UEFI / Windows Backup

Recently I found that Dell servers with UEFI BIOS configured cannot perform a full backup with Windows Backup due to two issues. One is that the OS partition is FAT32, and the second is that one of the system partitions do not have enough free space. I forgot the details but these two links helped me recreate the partitions and get Windows Server 2012 R2 installed in to the larger partitions to enable backups.

Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions

Converting Windows BIOS installation to UEFI