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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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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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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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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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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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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 performance

Windows server backup has various performance and configuration settings - one of these promises better backup performance but at cost of "performance on the server may be reduced by as much as 200%". ...
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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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How to fix system state backup error and NTDS VSS state [11]?

The SBS 2011 (Exchange is at SP1) Windows 2008 R2 suddenly stopped making backups with error Backup unsuccessful. A Volume Shadow Copy Service operatoin failed. Unknown error (0x800423f4). When ...
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How can I automatically unlock a Bitlocker To Go hard drive if no user is logged on?

I'm using external USB hard drives to backup my server (Windows Server Backup). These drives are encrypted by Bitlocker To Go. I configured the disks to get unlocked automatically, because they are ...
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Windows Server Backup is doing incremental instead of full backup of Exchange data

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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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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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 “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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wbadmin.exe: target image is larger than source HDDs

We're creating a bare metal backup of a server with the following command: C:\Windows\System32\wbadmin.exe start backup -backupTarget:\\192.168.2.212\e\backup_Mo -include:C:,D: ...
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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 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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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 Snap-In Initializes/Moves Extremely Slowly

I have an SBS-2011 box. The WSB snap-in consistently takes 10+ minutes to move beyond 'Reading Data'. After the snap-in finally initializes I experience the same behavior when performing a recovery. ...
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Unlock Bitlocker Encryted Volume With No Mount Point For Windows Server Backup

I would like to be able to automate the unlocking of a Bitlocker volume that has been assigned as a backup drive for Windows Server Backup in 2012 R2 Essentials. Server backup removes the mount point ...
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Do I need to backup System Volume Information for Windows Server Backup 2012?

I am using Windows Server Backup 2012 with option "Backup to a volume" to backup C: to E:. When backup is completed I copy the folder E:\WindowsImageBackup to a network location. I know that Windows ...
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Baremetal backup issue

While taking bare metal backup in windows server 2008R2, In that backup selection SAN disk(2TB) also automatically selecting.If I try to remove SAN disk, It is showing an error like "This volume ...
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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 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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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 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 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 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 ...