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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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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 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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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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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 “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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 : 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 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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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 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 ...