WBAdmin is a Windows command-line utility used to perform backups and restores of operating systems, drive volumes, files, folders, and applications.

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wbadmin discardes complete backup history after dynamically resizing virtual **source** volume

A customer SBS2011 (Windows Server 2008 R2) is incrementally backuped using wbadmin. The system ist hosted on a VMware ESX 5. We dynamically increased the size of one of the volumes which is backed ...
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How to create scheduled incremental backup with WBadmin?

It says wbadmin use VSS to backup blocks that have changed since the last backup, do I have to add -vssFull or -vssCopy in the backup command to be able to perform incremental backup? Is incremental ...
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How to force restart WBADMIN? Command line not responding

Just going through the backups this morning and I've noticed that the backups have failed for days now due to a backup job already running. Upon checking with the wbadmin get status command, the job ...
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WBAdmin shows recently backup successful, but does not show as Backup version for recovery

We have a file server running Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup. The backup schedule runs Nightly at 11pm. We rotate 3 external hard drives as the Backup targets (one is offsite and rotates ...
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Wbadmin fullbackup to an external HDD

I need to backup a Windows Server 2008 R2 every day. The backup should contain some folders (With subfolders) on an internal HDD and the system state. WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:b: ...
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Wbadmin [startbackup] keeps prompting for password

I am running Wbadmin for backup purposes in a batch file, however the batch execution halts, prompting for a password although the password is provided. First attempt - include password in command: ...
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Windows 2012 Incremental Backup

I'm running Windows 2012, using the built in Backup to perform backups. I want the first backup to be full, and then incremental thereafter. I have the following test scenario set up: Backup ...
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wbadmin allcritical backup files

In my server I am using wbadmin to backup using this command. wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\backup-server\d\backups -allCritical -vsscopy -quiet Which files this command will backup ? whole ...
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wbadmin incremental backup fails on every week days

The backup strategy of my office works like this. Incremental backup of workingFolder everyday (except fridays) at 4.00 AM. Full backup of workingFolder every friday at 4.00 AM. All incremental ...
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Exchange 2010 partially offline during Backup (wbadmin)

We have an Exchange Server 2010 on a physical Dell Server (Power Edge R410, 64bit, 32 GB Ram, Windows Server 2008R2 Standard) and every night we make a full-vss backup with the integrated "Windows ...
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wbadmin moving backup locations

I scheduled a daily system state backup using wbadmin to \server\share. From here it is backed up to tape. Now it is time for a restore. Rather than risk a network failure ruining my restore, I copy ...
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Windows Server Backup not working on scheduled task but working with the “Backup Once”

I'm trying to create Backup Schedule from my local drive on a network share but Windows Server 2012 won't let me. I get the error "The parameters are incorrect". When I try the "Backup Once" with all ...
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VSS DHCP Jet Writer Experiences Errors During Backup with WBADMIN

Summary My standalone physical server is running Server 2012 R2 Foundation. Two separate backup schedules exist, both using Windows Server Backup. I'm getting VSS errors from the DHCP Jet Writer ...
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Backup Hyper-V VMs using wbadmin and iSCSI on Windows Server 2012

I am trying to setup a backup system at my work. We have an Windows 2012 environment with some VMs. We have a SAN and I tried do backups on a shared folder but, because of some incompatibilities with ...
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windows server 2012 backup

Our backups on our virtual windows server 2012 R2 which is hosted on Hyper-V server 2012 R2 have been taking at least 3 hours longer than they used to. We use windows Server Backup for nightly backups ...
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Backing up Hyper-V VMs using “wbadmin” failing on Windows Server 2012

I'm trying to backup a single VM using "wbdamin". I'm using this command-line: wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:d: -hyperv:VM_Machine_Name -quiet But the backup have no success. Looking at my ...
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Tell Wbadmin to never delete backups?

Quote from the article "Backup Version and Space Management in Windows Server Backup" on Microsoft TechNet: If the backup storage location is full, Windows Server Backup automatically deletes the ...
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How to restart automatically the server after the backup is done

I would like to restart my server once the backup job is done. I launch the backup job at the commande line using wbadmin start backup [options] This command only starts backup and exits. ...
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windows backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup storage location

i´m experiencing a very strange problem with the backup of one of my clients. The following command is run every day at 10pm: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:F: -include:D:\Data,D:\Homes,D:\hv ...
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Why can't I run wbadmin from a Ruby script

I can run wbadmin from the command line like this: $ c:\windows\system32\wbadmin.exe -? And it works (I get a proper help message, ellided here). However, when I try it in Ruby (as in this IRB ...
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Windows Server wbadmin recover with commas

I want to do a recovery of files with commas in their names from the command line, ala: wbadmin start recovery -version:10/01/2013-12:00 -itemType:File -overwite:Overwrite -quiet ...
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Scripting Windows 2008 R2 restore of files using wbadmin

The problem I am running into is the restoration of files using wbadmin; specifically with the -recoverytarget flag set. The line that I am running is : e:>WBADMIN START RECOVERY ...
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Windows Server 2012 WBADMIN Documentation?

I'm trying to set up a script to run the backups of my Virtual Machines only using WBADMIN, I've got as fas as being able to backup all the VMs using the new -HyperV switch, however I also want to ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Backup Cannot Be Found (Unable to Restore)

I've got a bit of an issue and need some professional advice. One of our servers ended up crashing and I have a backup of the said server (Windows Server 2008 R2). The backup routinely backed up the ...
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Create and manage backups on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server with partition size larger than 2TB that I have to backup. Since WBAdmin doesn't work on partition size larger than 2TB, do you have any tool, idea or ...
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Multiple USB backup targets with Windows Server Backup

I'm trying to add multiple USB external disk targets to a Windows Server 2012 Backup schedule. Having gone through the steps in the GUI to add an additional target, the process fails with the error ...
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server 2008 r2 - wbadmin systemstatebackup - system writer not found in the backup

I am trying to manually run a systemstatebackup command on my server 2008 r2 box and I am getting an error code '2155347997' when I view the backup event log details. The command line tells me that I ...
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Wbadmin email alert on failure

Does anyone have a script they use with WBADMIN to send email alerts? I am a scripting newbie and having trouble finding a solution to notify on failed backups. Seems like it would be a useful tool to ...
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wbadmin backup all local drives

I'm trying to find a one-size fits all wbadmin script that I can deploy to a variety of Server 2008 R2 servers. The catch I'm having is that whilst all of the servers have a C:, some have an E:, some ...
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Windows Server 2008 Backup: When does it kick off a full backup?

I was looking into the logs of my server 2008 jobs, and I notice that there are 2-3 days over the last month that WBADMIN has kicked off a full backup, rather than the incremental backups that it is ...
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WBadmin script to backup System State into another partition failed?

I tried numerous time but it is still failed like the following script on cmd prompt. Is there any way to create automated script to backup system state on my Windows Server 2008 using WBAdmin into D ...
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Hyper-V Core full server image with wbadmin

Good morning, I am running 2008 Hyper-V Core with 2 guest VMs inside. I want to create a host server image, this will allow me to restore the host Hyper-V core & guest VMs should the hardware ...
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Tidy up old Windows Server Backup snapshots

I'm running wbadmin from a scheduled job, backing up my C: and D: drives to my E: and (I believe!) including the system state: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c:,d: -allCritical ...
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wbadmin doesn't run as scheduled task

Continued from: http://serverfault.com/questions/172349/wbadmin-system-state-backup-fails When I put the following a bat file and run it as scheduled task, I see that the webadmin.exe process ...
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wbadmin system state backup fails

When trying to backup the system state to shared drive the backup fails. This share is a samba share. The samba server is not on AD but I mapped a network drive so the credentials would be saved ...