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wbadmin incremental system state backup

I am doing system state backups on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Service Pack 1) machine and expected the backups after the first one to be incremental. However with each backup a new directory ...
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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 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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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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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 (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 : 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...