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does anyone know how to backup Windows 2008 R2 with hidden partition to a network share? For Windows 2008 I used:

Wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\Backup -include:C:,D: -vssFull -quiet

but now when Windows 2008 R2 has his hidden 100mb partition on first disk I don't know how to add it to "-include:C:,D:".

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I think this is not possible using the Windows backup program wbadmin:

The -include switch:

Specifies the comma-delimited list of volume drive letters, volume mount points, or GUID-based volume names to include in the backup. This parameter should be used only when -backupTarget is specified.

If you want to make a backup of that partition you should consider doing a disk image backup using some third-party product like Acronis TrueImage. Answers to this question here on Serverfault mention other tools for creating disk images.

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I think I've found solution. Since GUID can be used in include then I used GUID of hidden 100mb partition.

Wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\Backup -include:\\?\Volume{7daf776e-64b8-11de-9959-806e6f6e6963}\,C:,D: -vssFull -quiet
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add the -allCritical switch to enable the bare metal restore

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