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Azure backup folder exclusion

I tried to find a way to do it, but I am not sure if it's possible or not. Using Recovery services on Azure, I installed the Microsoft Azure Backup Agent on an IIS server. We have multiple websites ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - The system cannot find the path specified

I'm trying to perform a full backup which includes: System Reserved Local Disk (C:) Data (D:) System state Bare metal recovery All of them have the status "completed" apart from "Data (D:)" which ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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Server 2008 - Windows Server Backup to specific folder? file level backup

When I run Windows Server Backup, custom, files and folders, then in the Destination selection, there is only Volume and Share??? Why is this? Why am I forced to use the root level of my local ...
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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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Windows Server Backup to iSCSI target 10x slower than copying a file using Windows Explorer to the same location

I'm running a colocation server with Windows Server 2008 R2. As a backup target, I'm using a Linux server run by the datacenter provider. The storage is addressed via iSCSI so that I can use Bitlocker ...
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Taking a disk image with Windows Server Backup while SQL Server is running

I'm using Microsoft's Windows Server Backup tool on a Windows 2008 R2 Server running SQL Server 2008. I want to take a disk image of a drive on which SQL Server is running (databases are on the drive ...
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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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Get a list of sbs 2011 backups that contain full backup as opposed to incremntal backup

I am using the SBS 2011 Windows Backup to backup to 8 USB drives that are rotated weekly. It appears that the backup utility creates a full backup when a new drive is utilized for the first time or ...
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup

Is it just me or is the Windows Server 2012 backup really shady? I have a single Windows Server 2012 R2 with 2 Hyper-V Guests (1 Windows 7 Pro and 1 Small Business Server 2011). From the reading ...
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A Volume Shadow Copy Service operation failed. Unknown error (0x800423f0)

I have a pretty freshly installed SBS 2011, which backed up just fine right after I set it up. After a couple of days, backup stopped working. Whenever I run it, I get the following error: Backup ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 scheduled backup to NAS breaks on 3 of 4 identical servers

I have 4 identical Windows server 2008R2 installs, all uptodate. Initially I had 4 scheduled backups to a Windows share on a NAS, running nightly, all work OK. Then 2 of the backups would not ...
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Exchange 2013 Throttling Policy with Windows Server Backup

We have an Exchange 2013 Server having issues after the daily backup procedure from Windows Server Backup. Clients (mainly ActiveSync devices) try to access the Exchange Server during the backup ...
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Windows Server Backup - disk full

We have a Win SBS 2011 Essentials system, SP1, auto installing updates. It's using Windows Server Backup to take daily backups to one of five external USB drives, which we rotate offsite. Windows ...
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Windows Server Backup (2008) view more messages

I'm using Windows Server Backup (on Windows 2008). After I make a backup there's an entry in "Messages"; a log of success or failure. However it limits itself to "Activity from last week". How can ...
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Windows Server Backup on 2012 R2 volume size limitations?

I know that Windows 2008 R2 and 2012 were limited to 2TB volumes (or at least the size of files) due to the fact that internally Windows Server Backup uses VHD files which are limited to ~2TB. I ...
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Windows Server Backup “the parameter is incorrect” on Hyper-V Core

In my lab I run a Hyper-V Server 2012 Core to run multiple test-systems virtualy. To backup my system I want to use the "Windows Server Backup" role/feature. This role/feature works fine on other ...
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Does a full Windows Server backup also backup “previous versions” created by VSS?

Let's say I have volume C:\ with VSS enabled, and there is some file C:\somefile.txt, which has been around for a while. Today, I remove C:\somefile.txt. Since VSS is enabled it's still contained in ...
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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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Time Estimate for Backup Recovery with IBM System x3650 M3

I've been doing a little business continuity planning research for myself and I have come to the question of: What is the estimated time for the recovery of about 4 TB worth of data with the use of ...
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Windows Server Backup : The program issued a command but the command length is incorrect

The program issued a command but the command length is incorrect This is a virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard version running on Virtual Host installed on a Windows 7 ultimate. Any help? ...
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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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Windows Server Backup, drive is doing full backup instead of incremental

We currently have a windows small business server 2008, that is being backed up using the default SBS tools (windows server backup). Things seem to work properly, but the backups are taking a very ...
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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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Windows server 2008 R2 backup to a local drive

In windows server 2008 R2 i am trying to schedule a backup using windows server backup.I want to backup files to the local drive of a server.So i can't select first two option in specify destination ...
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Is it necessary to back up the System Volume Information folder?

On a Windows Small Business Server 2011, I have redirected the shadow copies for all volumes to a single, dedicated volume. This volume contains no other data; the only folder is System Volume ...
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Sending email after Windows Backup runs in Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation

I currently own a Windows Server Foundation (that does not support email sending) but wish to send a report email after running Windows Server Backup. Do you know of any programs/alternatives to fix ...
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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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Secondary server as mirror image of primary as redundancy plan? [closed]

Total novice question. I have a server that hosts websites, contains databases, etc. It has several hard drives in RAID arrays. If a disk fails, the server continues until a replacement disk is ...
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Backups devices for Windows Server Backup and Symantec [closed]

What is the best way to backup windows SQL, Exchange or AD servers data to? NAS, external USB , iSCSI or perhaps some other backup solution? I will not however be considering cloud backup solutions ...
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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 ...
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How can I incrementally transfer a Windows Server Backup set to a remote location?

We have a Windows Server Backup schedule that backs up our 'main' Windows 2008 server, which does our AD, Exchange, Domain controller, file hosting and a bunch of other stuff. Now we want to offload ...
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What permissions are required to back up to a remote folder?

I'm currently working with Windows Server Backup and am trying to run a scheduled backup with an unprivileged account. I want to create a full backup of the server exchange.dom.example.com. I ...
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USB External HDD takes 1-2 minutes to Eject?

We have a 1TB USB WesternDigital MyPassport External HDD plugged into our Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit) server (HP ProLiant ML110 G7) and when you go to eject the External HDD (to swap drives for backups), ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Backup Logon Failure

I am trying to create a scheduled backup on a Server 2008 R2 box (using the built-in Windows Server Backup UI). Whenever I run a backup manually (image or otherwise), it works perfectly. When I try to ...
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An error occured while creating the diff area file on the backup destination volume

I ran Server Backup to my X: drive within Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard one time to see if it works, and it did. But now when i try to setup a backup schedule, it gives me this error on the last ...
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Windows Server Backup “Reading Data; please wait…”

On windows Server 2008 R2 I have recently added the windows server backup (WSB) feature. Opening WSB I get the message "Reading Data; please wait...". This message fails to go away, even after ...
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The backup destination specified by the remote shared folder does not exist

I have a webdav share which I mount to my windows 2008 r2 server via webdav (desktop experience feature). Is it possible to backup to this? I get the error: Windows server backu is unable to access ...
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Restore MySQL Databases from File backups, not MySQL Export

I've got a Windows Server and I get Windows Server Backup to backup all the files every day. I don't however have a system image so I cannot use that. I've tried just copying the database files into ...
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Windows Backup Server & TrueCrypt Volume

I have a number of USB-powered external hard drives I was going to use for server backups for my Windows 2008 server. I tested Windows Server Backup, and it seemed to back up fine. However, since I'm ...
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PowerShell and Windows Server Backup on Server 2008

I recently put together a PowerShell Script on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 that created a dated directory then started Windows Server Backup to make a system state backup. The script is ...
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What is the Task Scheduler syntax for returning the “ComponentStatus” contents in a Windows Server Backup Event

I have created a Task Scheduler event that emails me on EventID 14 in the Microsoft-Windows-Backup event log (note this is a new , style (Vista and up) log. I exported this and after some grubbing ...
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Clone HD using Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5

All I want to do is a simple Hard drive clone on my Windows 2003 SBS. Last time I used this software is was a pain in the neck having to mount it on a different server and run a Ghost Cast. Is there a ...
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Restoring individual Hyper-V machine backed up with Windows Server Backup?

Is it possible to restore Hyper-V virtual machine (just one of 4) using Windows Server Backup (if it was backed up first)? Or is there no way to do individual and every time one machines goes bad full ...
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Can I choose only some directories of Windows 2008 R2 if I want to backup Hyper-V using Windows Server Backup?

I want to use Windows Server Backup that's included with Windows to backup Hyper-V. Can I only choose C:\VM, E:\VM and C:\ProgramsData (basically hyper-v directory I'm interested in) if that's where ...
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image backup of sql server best practices?

I have a MS Sql server 2008 SP1 running on a Windows server 2008 SP1, I would like to get these upgraded to the latest service packs. Specifically we are seeing performance issues related to "Full ...