Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

6

I don't think there is a way to do this reliably with built-in Windows tools. However, BackupAssist allows you to use multiple USB disks with Windows Server Backup in the same way that one might use multiple tapes, e.g. for rotating offsite backups. It also will automatically "safely remove" USB disks when a backup job is complete, so that the person ...


6

I would presume that you could schedule a task based on the Event ID 4 in the event logs to kick off a reboot after it is posted. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc734345%28v=ws.10%29.aspx Product: Windows Operating System ID: 4 Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup Version: 6.0 Symbolic Name: BACKUP_SUCCESS_EVENT Message: Backup ...


5

You can use the get status argument to wbadmin. It won't return until the job completes, so it would be fairly trivial to write a script that kicked-off the backup, fired off a wbadmin get status, and then did whatever you want after the backup completes.


3

Windows Server Backup uses Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to maintain old versions of backups. You're not seeing the shadow copy reflected in the filesystem view of the backup folder, but the blocks that make up the old backup are still there (managed by VSS). You can use the vssadmin list shadows command to show the shadow copies that exist on a volume.


3

The default allocation method for *nix OS's (of allocating disk blocks only when they're needed) is throwing Windows Backup for a loop. You need to pre-allocate the space. Add the strict allocate = yes to your smb.conf and give it a shot again. (See http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/manpages-3/smb.conf.5.html for details about the strict allocate option.) ...


2

I've had similar problems with NTBackup in the past when it was scheduled to run under the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM user because it doesn't have any network permissions whatsoever, so just hung indefinitely. To fix the problem, I had to run the scheduled task under my own user account.


2

Current server backup only supports a volume smaller than 2TB as the source You can make a small reg-hack to overcome the volume issue. To remove the 2TB limit in the backup wizard. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows Server\Server Backup QWORD MaxVolumeSize = n N is some number larger than your volume size. 2TB is 0x1FDFFE00000 or 2190431223808 bytes The ...


2

No it is not possible. Windows Server backup is a simple, free backup tool that works well enough, but lacks the flexible, robust, granular features of an enterprise-grade backup solution. WSB monitors the free space left on the drive and if the drive is full, it deletes the oldest backup before taking a new one. And that's all you get. If, for some ...


2

I would suspect that your Ruby binary is 32-bit. A 32-bit program "sees" the "C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64" directory as "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32", and there's no wbadmin.exe in "C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64".


1

I managed to fix the problem. Even though i had read and write access to the target when trying to backup it seems like there was a problem with the iSCSI connection. Disconnecting the target, deleting all target information and reconnecting it fixed the problem. Thanks everyone Addition for the record: As the error mentioned above was fixed i tried to ...


1

Alright, well I am going to go ahead and answer this for anyone else caught in a similar situation in the future. So I took my Windows backup located in the WindowImageBackup folder and used a program similar to Paragon Backup And Recovery Suite 10 convert the file to a VDI file (Usable by Virtualbox). I then loaded the the VDI as the hard drive in ...


1

I'm rather disappointed that I ran into this fairly serious problem 2 years after this question was posted - and this was on a new install of Windows 2012 Essentials with (I think) all updates installed. Fortunately, a HotFix was released last year: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833738 This worked for me. I was able to add a new disk to backup with the ...


1

Use a PowerShell script to run WBADMIN as an alternative to creating a backup schedule with the Windows Server Backup GUI. You can use Windows Task Scheduler to run your script. There is no functional difference between a backup created from a script or command line using the WBADMIN command and those created by the GUI-generated backups. Here is a ...


1

you can use blat which is a command line tool that sends an email using an SMTP server and credentials you specify. I have set up my script to use blat and send me an email on the failure of wbadmin backup. It's an incredibly useful tool for scripting. I use it all the time in alot of my scripts to alert me of status that may require my attention.


1

If you've already had a failed backup it should be easy enough to accomplish by finding the failed backup in the Backup|Operational event log, right-clicking the failed event, selecting "Attach Task to this Event", and filling out the task settings appropriately. Then whenever a backup fails and logs the event to the log, an email will be sent based on your ...


1

Here's a variation that automatically avoids cd/dvd. It deliberately backs up hard drives only. @echo off SETLOCAL ENABLEEXTENSIONS SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION set remotebackup=\\backupserver\path for /F "usebackq eol=: skip=1 tokens=1" %%a in ( `wmic logicaldisk where "drivetype=3" get deviceid` ) do ( set "_drive=%%a:" set ...


1

I've posted an article with discussion of how to do this: http://www.itwriting.com/blog/2887-using-backup-on-windows-hyper-v-server-or-server-core.html Tim



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible