Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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:\\\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:".


share|improve this question

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.

share|improve this answer
up vote 1 down vote accepted

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:\\\Backup -include:\\?\Volume{7daf776e-64b8-11de-9959-806e6f6e6963}\,C:,D: -vssFull -quiet
share|improve this answer

add the -allCritical switch to enable the bare metal restore

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.