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Windows Server Backup is doing incremental instead of full backup

I am backing up an Exchange Server database to a backup volume on Windows Server 2012 R2, using Windows Server Backup. I mostly followed the tutorial shown at ...
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WHS Windows Home Server to Windows Server 2012 Essentials Migrate Backups

I have two WHS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Home_Server) machines that I want to combine to a single machine and upgrade to (WSE2012) Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 ...
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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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Windows Server Backup failing with unspecific error

Windows Server Backup started to fail from one day to the next with error 5 in the application event log. Only Backing up one partition fails, but chkdsk and resizing it didn't yield any results. ...
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Windows Server 2008 access backup data partition

I am trying to figure out how to manually copy the Windows Server 2008 backup partition to a Samba share. The purpose is to consolidate several machines worth of backup data into one location for ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 System State backup

Running a member server 2008R2 server. Backups have been running fine for some time but recently ceased to run. We have been using CloudBerry Lab Enterprise Backup to store backups in cloud storage. ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 Backup cannot do full backup on selected folders

I have two shared folders on our Windows Storage Server 2008r2 I want to backup every week. But when I attempt to restore, I realize that Windows Backup did not perform a full backup of my two ...
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Microsoft Azure Backup - Where are the Logs?

We are using Microsoft Azure Backup to backup our server. Our backup is passing on 4 out of 5 drives, but consistently failing on the one. All that the Microsoft Azure GUI agent tells me though is ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Management Service not starting

We are a small office running Windows Server Essentials 2012R2, and server dashboard stopped working. It's not showing users or devices connected to the server. Server backup also stopped working. ...
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Server 2012 Backup uses 4x its size on disk [closed]

i am having a problem with one of my server backups. More specifically the disk space it seems to use but shouldnt. The WindowsImageBackup folder for the Server in question is about 600gb which would ...
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What would cause Windows Server Backup to change the volumes/data backed up?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 that was backing up to some USB HDDs. I had it set on a full server backup. I check the server backup window regularly because I am sort of paranoid. I like to see ...
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Windows Server Backup fails not enough space on the disk

I am an outsourced tech for many small businesses, and within the last 2-3 months I have run into many of our managed servers getting the post title error, with not much more info. Here is the full ...
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Windows Server Backup Error - Volumes Larger than 16.7TB cannot be protected?

I'm trying to use Windows Server Backup to backup a RAID array on my new server. But, when I do, I run into this error: The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 and the array in question is ...
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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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Working with an Old Windows Server Client Computer Backup Database

What software can I use to read/restore from an old Client Computer Backups database? Background My Windows Server 2012 Essentials Client Computer Backup database was corrupted. This was causing the ...
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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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Windows Server Backup (2012) to Both Local Volume and Remote Folder

As I understand it, you can use Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2012 R2 to schedule a backup to either a local volume daily (and it stores multiple daily backups) or you can backup to shared ...
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Windows Server Backup does not seem to be able to backup iSCSI drives

Windows Server Backup does not seem to be able to backup iSCSI connected disks! Error returned if using volume descriptor is: The path specified by ...
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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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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 ...