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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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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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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 : Behavior if deleting previous backups

You no longer need to manage full and incremental backups. Instead, Windows Server Backup will, by default, create an incremental backup that behaves like a full backup. You can recover any item ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server Backup - Mounted Directories

If I want to back up only the C: for use in a bare metal recovery, does Windows Server Backup also back up the contents of directories used as a mount point? I have a few directories that are used as ...
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Difference of VSS Full Backup and VSS Copy Backup in Windows Server 2008

In this post What is the difference between VSS Full Backup and VSS Copy Backup in Windows Server 2008? I do not understand this part: Therefore, a copy backup cannot be used as a starting ...
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Using Windows Server Backup to schedule a System State backup and I get “The system cannot find the path specified”

When using Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise to schedule a System State backup and I get "The system cannot find the path specified". The dedicated drive I'm using is freshly ...
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Easy to restore Windows 2008 backup to another server?

I am using the native Windows 2008 backup to do nightly backups. It is using an entire drive as the backup. Can I restore the files on a different machine completely, or does it have to be on the same ...
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Can I schedule Windows Server Backup using a managed service account?

I've set up a scheduled backup using the Windows Server Backup. Also, I've created a managed service account that should execute the backup, but the Schedule wizard doesn't accept the user account. ...
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Windows server backup integrity

We are backupping daily the whole server (Windows Server 2008 R2) with the "Bare Metal Recovery" option, is there any way to verify backup integrity without restoring everything on a new machine ...
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Does Windows Server Backup copy user documents too?

I have a AD domain and have redirected the Documents folder for each of my users. I have the "Grant the user exclusive rights to the Documents" checkbox ticked so I can't get in to see their ...
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Windows Server Backup executes 2 instances

From time to time I notice that Windows Server Backup may start twice at the same time. One will fail and the other will succeed. It seems to be a common enough occurrence that I would like to know ...
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Windows Server Backup: How to direct it back to the first disk after it was disconnected?

We recently set up a Windows Server 2008 box, and attached two external hard drives to it to use as backups. The idea is, the backups go to drive one nightly during the week, then someone takes ...
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Monitoring NTBackup / Windows Server Backup using Nagios passive checks

We're monitoring several (~40 so far) servers using Nagios 3, and after some massive headaches trying to check event logs and text logs and so on with active checks, I've got NSCA installed on our ...
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Windows Server Backup - Can I restore to a particular revision?

I'm using Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008 to do a scheduled daily backup to a dedicated hard-drive on the server. I noticed that under "All backups" it says I have 45 copies. Does this ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Windows Server Backup - Email Alerts

I would like to create a script that emails me when a scheduled daily backup runs. I'd prefer the email to indicate success or failure. I understand that this is not an easy thing to do with Windows ...