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Has Windows Server Backup's Disk Space Management Changed in Server 2012?

Summary I have a Server 2012 (not R2) Hyper-V Host server using Windows Server Backup (WSB) to back up about 670 GB of data to three 1 TB USB hard drives, rotated weekly. The server was installed ...
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VSS and backup errors on 80TB array in 2008 R2 and 2012

The front of my forehead is now flat from me banging my head on my desk trying to get this working. I have a Supermicro 36 3.5" bay server running an LSI Megaraid 9265-8i card. I've tried multiple ...
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Windows Server Backup 2012 Fails on “preparing the backup image”

I have a couple of Windows Server 2012 VM's I need to backup. Everything works fine on all but one machine. No matter where I choose to store the backup, it fails almost immediately with: Backup ...
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Difference between “Hyper-V” and partition in Windows Server Backup 2012

On my server I have several VMs on drive D:. I'm using Windows Server Backup 2012 to back them up. When I'm asked to select the items to backup, what's the difference between choosing the entries ...
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Mixing Volume Shadow Copy and Data Deduplication in Windows Server

I'm using Windows Server 2012 and I'm creating a scheduled backup for multiple Hyper-V guests (all of them are Windows Server 2012) to a dynamic VHDX on a removable USB drive (so that I can alternate ...
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295 views

Restore Files from Client Computer Backups (Windows Server Backup) -Windows Server 2012

A laptop connected to the domain with some critical files died the other week, and I'm having trouble restoring the files. The laptop is sent away for repairs, but in the meantime I need the files ...
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Windows Server Backup fails to backup Hyper-V VM with “Access is denied”

I'm trying to use Windows Server Backup on my Windows Server 2012 box to backup my Hyper-V VMs. I created a backup job but each job ends with some "Access is denied" errors. One of my VMs (Linux ...
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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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Windows Server Backup snap-in module is never installed

When installing Windows Server Backup the install finish and I receive no error messages. But Windows Server Backup snap-in module is never installed! The link to Windows Server Backup is also not ...