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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 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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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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339 views

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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1k views

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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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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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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262 views

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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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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257 views

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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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 ...